“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
– Mitch McConnell
In this course we will examine women’s experiences within a variety of social institutions – politics, education, the family, the labor force, and the criminal justice system. We will consider the ways in which these institutions both reflect and further entrench vast gender inequalities. An overarching theme of the course will be diversity and social justice; we will explore how gender intersects with other disadvantaged and privileged statuses to shape women’s social and economic mobility. We will highlight women’s perseverance, gains made over time, and the work we have to do now and in the future.