Read “Muslim Women After 9/11″ by Ashraf Zahedi”
Read these articles about gender and Covid-19:
1) Clare Cain Miller’s “Nearly Half of Men Say They Do Most of the Home Schooling, 3 Percent of Women Agree,” in the New York Times. If you’re having issues accessing the article, you can also download it by clicking here: NY Times article; 2) “Women’s Labor Force Participation Set Back 3 Years Due to Covid-19” in The Hill.
Participate in the discussion forum about the reading by Thursday at 11:59 and post two replies by Sunday at 11:59 pm
Take notes in response to these discussion questions as you do the reading this week.
In ways has the “War on Terrorism” affected Muslim American women, and how do you think people should intervene when they see a Muslim woman being harassed?
How might anti-immigrant rhetoric in the last few years involve promoting stereotypes of immigrants that mask the real lives of actual immigrants, including immigrant women?
What’s your response to the articles about women and Covid-19? What do you think we should do as a society to ensure that women are not disproportionately harmed by the pandemic?
The main thing I wanted to recommend to you this week is an episode from story-telling podcast The Moth (click!) about trans-racial adoption. It’s one of the best things I’ve heard — interesting politically, but also very moving. It raises important questions about what it means for white people to adopt children of color.
I also recommend you watch Knock Down the House, a documentary on Netflix about four women who ran for political office in 2018. If you watch this, and write up two pages, double-spaced (mix of summary and analysis/commentary) you can get extra credit.