Reflection

Reflecting on Feminism

Use the questions below to reflect on the Encounter, "3 Things to Know About Feminism." Discuss them in a group or reflect on them individually.

Reflecting on Feminism

Use the questions below to reflect on the Encounter, "3 Things to Know About Feminism." Discuss them in a group or reflect on them individually.


Extra wide feminism

Take what you learned from Caresse John’s "3 Things to Know About Feminism" and spend more time reflecting on the ideas she presents. Use these questions for your own reflection or bring them to a group conversation. Learn, Reflect, Grow.
 

  • What do you think of when you hear the word feminism? Why do you have that association?
     
  • How did reading this Encounter change the way you understand the feminist movement?
     
  • Caresse John asserts, “Feminism is a social movement that asks each of us to very seriously consider and listen to the personal stories of women who have experienced oppression in a variety of ways.” What are ways you can listen to stories of women (and others) who experience oppression? What do you think this listening produces?
     
  • Although feminism is “in the water,” Dr. John suggests that many people still need to be educated about the movement. How can you participate in educating others about feminism?
     
  • Why do you think feminism is important?

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