What is women’s suffrage, and what is the history of the suffrage movement in the United States and Europe?

  • What is women’s suffrage, and what is the history of the suffrage movement in the United States and Europe?  Why do you think it took so long for suffrage to be successful?
  • “Bodily autonomy” is a term that is frequently used these days to discuss the many issues facing women.  Provide at least three examples of how bodily autonomy exists (or existed) in the world, and analyze its significance for the feminist movement.
  • Why is women’s work traditionally unrecognized?  Using at least three examples from your text, modules, and/or personal experience, discuss why women’s work is not given the credit it should be, and how that can be corrected going forward.
  • Susan Faludi defines the “backlash” against feminism – using your class resources and personal experience, how do you see this backlash in real life?  Be sure to include a minimum of three examples.
  • The last few years have seen both gains and challenges for women around the world. Drawing from your own knowledge of this time frame, analyze at least two gains and at least two challenges that equality for women have faced in 2012, and conclude with your expectation for the future in terms of the roles of women in the United States and, if desired, globally.

You should use your book and your lectures and notes and are given all of the possible questions ahead of time; this means that I expect that the exam will be well done, and that names, dates, places, etc., should be accurate and that the exam should be well written and have limited spelling and grammatical errors. It is perfectly acceptable to work on the potential questions ahead of time and therefore be able to cut and paste your answers into the exam when it opens. DO NOT copy my lectures directly into your exam. I can tell: I wrote the lectures! When you cite material from the textbook, be certain that you quote or paraphrase it, and give credit to the author. Please note that simply copying the text and citing it is not sufficient. Your exam responses (both the short answers and the essay) should be in your own words.  If you do choose to use quotes, you may use parenthetical references (HCWC, 298, or Davison, “Women and Work”) to cite them; keep in mind, however, that the exam should be almost entirely in your own words.Your exam should be posted into the text boxes; please do not link to your exam or upload your exam as a document, as it will not be graded.

  • You may not use any outside sources for this exam; your book and the lectures are more than sufficient to answer all of the questions asked, unless you are providing information from your own personal experiences. If you are found to have used outside sources on this exam, you may receive no credit for that portion of the exam.
  • You are expected to answer two of the essays; each is worth 50%. The grading scale is posted in the syllabus. Any grade below a 60 is an F. There is no minimum or maximum length for any of the essays, although it would be difficult to answer any of the essay questions in less than two pages double spaced. There is no extra credit for answering more than two essays.If you answer questions that were on the study guide but not on the exam, you will not receive credit.

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