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

Sorry for the delay on this! Thanks for your patience, listeners!

 

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)

3 thoughts on “The Christian Feminist Podcast, Episode # 2.2: Second Wave Feminism and Liberation Theologies

  1. I truly loved the episode.  Provocative. I was curious about the Liberal versus Radical Feminism. Ive heard the critique of liberal feminism more from a class consciousness–ie Liberal feminism is middle class feminism and excludes working class and poor women.  Have you read any Sylvia James?  I thought this was where you were headed with the Radical Feminism but you blindsided me with the cultural critique.  I will try to catch episode 3.

  2. michb I have not read James personally, though I know of her work. You’re right that the liberal/radical split is also classed, especially when talking about who benefits from the established system that the Liberals want to stay within. Unsurprisingly, lots of Radicals were also Marxists philosophically. Check out the Redstocking Collective if you  want to know more about that connection. Thanks for the feedback!

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