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Feminism

bell hooks defined feminism simply as a movement to end sexism. Yet, scholars argue that while ending sexism and the patriarchy is at feminism’s core, feminism is not a singular concept; rather, there are feminisms. Further, feminism or feminisms are as relevant in higher education today as they were when colleges and universities were nascent and only for men. Evidence of sexism manifests in the #MeToo movement, Take Back the Night marches, and Title IX investigations in the United States. It is also evidenced in more subtle ways in terms of who is called upon most to speak in classrooms, who is encouraged to consider academic leadership, and who is asked to take notes in a meeting. Feminisms, enacted through activism, remain necessary to move ...

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