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05/24/2019

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Michael

This is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

Maja Sidzinska

This is pretty great! Many of the readings in the syllabus are ones I assigned in a course I taught titled "Feminist Moral Issues."

I have one little quibble with Unit 3, however, which is that it may risk suggesting that responses to oppression are/should be/can only be individualistic. Whether or not it suggests that depends on which readings are used, of course. The 'pull yourself up by your bootstraps' narrative is certainly empowering *to individuals*; indeed it appears in many fictional and non-fictional stories that inspire us to overcome adversity (as individuals). But since it is a liberal/neoliberal doctrine after all, it completely fails as a strategy to explain or oppose systemic/structural oppression. Drawing out this weakness of that narrative has proven to be one of the bigger challenges (for me, at least, in the course I taught) because of how compelling to each student the narrative is *personally*.

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