The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode # 2.2: Second Wave Feminism and Liberation Theologies

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Knowing

  • How we get from the first wave to the second
  • “One is not born a woman, but becomes one.”
  • Essentialism v. Social Construction
  • Liberal Feminism v. Radical Feminism
  • “Womanism is to feminism as purple is to lavender.”
  • Mainstream feminism and the exclusion of women of color
  • A bit from our previous episode

Reading

  • Duggan, Cheryl Kirk. “Globalization and Narrative.” The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theology. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2012. Print.
  • Is Womanist Theology Liberation Theology?
  • Feminism is about the flourishing of all people, and so is Christianity
  • Such flourishing necessitates service—right here, right now.
  • Mujerista Theology, Womanist Theology and human dignity
  • Womanism offers perspective on White privilege
  • Alice Walker and the genius of the everyday
  • Liberation Theologies and biotexts
  • Jones, Serene. “Feminist Theology and the Global Imagination” The Oxford Handbook of Feminist Theology. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2012. Print.
  • Broadening definitions of what texts are open to political and theological analysis
  • The connection between theory and praxis
  • The rise of service learning—do children understand what it’s for?
  • Parenting and encouraging the theory/praxis integration
  • How do we hear multiple voices coming from perspectives of varying levels of privilege?
  • How do we, as white women, have this conversation about the needs of women of color?
  • Should agreement be our goal?

Passing On

For Next Time

  • Chapter TBA from Sara Marcus’ Girls to the Front: The True Story of the Riot Grrl Revolution (Harper Perennial, 2010)

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