The West and the Global South: Summary

Summary This module has introduced you to postcolonial feminist theory and debates on Global North-led feminist development initiatives in the Global South. Western-led campaigns to liberate women and girls in the Global South, critics point out, tend to rely upon stereotypes and simplifications about women and girls in the Global South. Further, campaigns led byContinue reading “The West and the Global South: Summary”

The West and the Global South: Assigned Resources

In this article, Joyce M. Chadya analyzes gender relations within decolonial movements in Africa. Chadya notes that although women were fundamental to decolonizing efforts, women have been largely left out of policy-making and political decision-making since independence. Colonialism, Chadya demonstrates, forces women to fight two different struggles, one for gender equality and one for nationalistContinue reading “The West and the Global South: Assigned Resources”

The West and the Global South: Lesson and Big Idea

Lesson: The West and the Global South What does the term “the Global South” mean? It depends on who you ask, which is why it is so important that we pause to discuss what we mean in this course when we talk about “the Global South.”  In a blog post titled, “Global South: What doesContinue reading “The West and the Global South: Lesson and Big Idea”

Gender & Migration: Summary

Summary: A Demographic Revolution A major social transformation is underway in Canada, whereby population increases are increasingly the result of migration. For example, by 2031, immigrants and children of immigrants will constitute 50 per cent of the Canadian population (Smith 2018, 45). This requires, Dr. Malinda S. Smith argues, “more innovative ways of thinking aboutContinue reading “Gender & Migration: Summary”

Gender & Migration: Assigned Resources

You’ll be reading three journal articles based on your instructor’s research. Reading three journal articles might seem like a lot, but if you read with attention to the “big points” and follow the tips provided below, you will find this exercise takes less time and feels less overwhelming. In addition to the questions below, hereContinue reading “Gender & Migration: Assigned Resources”

Gender & Migration: Lesson & Big Idea

Patterns of Migration Why is it important to study patterns of migration and migrant experiences in Canada? This short background lesson explains migration patterns and population change using data from Statistics Canada in order explain why studying migration is so important. Click here to access the report to which this lesson refers if you’d likeContinue reading “Gender & Migration: Lesson & Big Idea”

Final Exam Review: Summary

To prepare for the final exam, it is important that you review the learning objectives for each module; take note of important terms and concepts each module introduces. Ensure you can identify some of the main points for each assigned resource. Think about how big ideas and main arguments relate to each other. Remember thatContinue reading “Final Exam Review: Summary”


Requirements, Format, and Submission: First, let’s begin with the mechanics of the exam. This is a take-home, open-book final exam featuring short answer, long answer, and essay questions. You will have one week to complete it. I have broken this section down into a series of questions for ease of reading. When is it? Please checkContinue reading “FINAL EXAM REVIEW”


First, you’ll read Chapter One of Angela Davis’s Are Prisons Obsolete?, “Prison Reform or Prison Abolition?”  Angela Davis is a Black feminist scholar whose work is dedicated to prison abolition and civil rights. Born in 1944 in Birmingham, Alabama, learning how to resist white supremacist violence was part of Davis’s upbringing.  After studying philosophy inContinue reading “THE JUSTICE SYSTEM? ASSIGNED RESOURCES”


Summary Betty Friedan’s 1963 book The Feminine Mystique generalized about women’s experiences of domestic life in mid-twentieth century America, failing to consider ways that Black, poor, Indigenous, and immigrant women had different experiences of the private sphere. This is just one example of ways that liberal feminist perspectives espoused by primarily white, middle-class women haveContinue reading “WOMEN’S MOVEMENTS & FEMINIST THEORIES: A SUMMARY”