This was the first feminist class I have ever taken in college and my overall experience was good. At first, when I first read the name of the class (Feminist Debates), I imagined heated debates between two groups about gender equality. However, the class was actually more of a constructive discussion to pique our minds about the numerous feminist issues.
The blogging assignments looked extremely overwhelming at first, but it turned out to be quite interesting once I got used to it. People bring up many different perspectives on various issues and it is interesting to read their ideas, comment on them, and present my own ideas as well.
I really enjoyed the video clips we watched during class such as "The Pill" and the one about domestic workers. I think they are very informative and at the same time entertaining. So, I think these will help future students to understand the topics discussed. On the other hand, I still don't quite understand what we're supposed to be doing for agendas. I find the purpose behind the assignment is good, but I don't think the assignment was very clear to me.
Most importantly, this class has made me realize that feminist issues are not just issues dealing with gender inequalities. Feminism encompasses all aspects of life including race, ethnicity, social status, etc. and being curious about these issues is a crucial aspect of feminism because one needs to be aware of the problem in order to find solutions to the conflict.