The curriculum of this class has opened up a whole new perspective for me. I've been running around all these years largely blind to white privilege, structural racism, the capital-driven wealth divide, neo-colonial practices, gender dimorphism, patriarchal power structures, and a great many other of the prolific injustices flying around these days. I can't say it's driven me to go be a GWSS major and activist, but exposure to these iconoclastic notions will doubtlessly lead me to make more informed decisions about my consumption habits, relationships with other people, and life perspective. As it stands, I'll probably grow up to be an economist and go work for one of those evil NGOs like World Bank or the IMF, but I've always specialized at fighting the man from the inside.
My definition of justice hasn't been largely altered by this class. It's still an amalgamation of fairness, civility, and "doing the right thing." It has, however, taught me to value diversity in a way that I hadn't before. Being "colorblind" or "genderblind" isn't as helpful in appreciating a person as embracing identities and celebrating new perspectives and approaches. Now that I've learned to address my imprinted norms, I can push them aside to see the real value in people. That's justice, too.