I went into this semester having taken no other GWSS class before and only knowing what the media has taught me about feminism. I learned that the media gives a very skewed vision of what feminism actually is. It is not a movement of man-hating like I was taught to believe. The feminist movement is about acceptance and freedom of choice; about ending sexism, racism, classism, and any other -ism that brings people down; about not judging people for the way they choose to live their lives. The class was a very good place to learn about feminism because of the atmosphere that was promoted. I felt like anyone could speak their mind and give their twist on what we were talking about, without having to worry about what other people would think. The debating was also influential because it helped you to really think about the issue and delve into it instead of just skimming the surface. I don't think that any particular reading stuck out as my favorite, but they all contributed to the class and I don't remember any that I did not like. The advice that I would give anyone taking this class in the future is to be open to other ways of thinking.