There I was, one of two males in the class. It felt like there were 40 females versus the two guys. I had no idea as of what to think. I quickly read the introduction to the bell hooks book before class was starting and was greatly pleased. It took me a few weeks to get my feet wet into the discussion, but soon enough my debate and talkative personality came out. I think that this would be my lesson to anyone else taking this class... don't feel rushed to share. Take some times to reflect and separate the knowledge you have about what you have been taught, what else you have heard, and what we are reading/discussing about.
Throughout this semester I have learned that feminism is much more political and that I have many more opinions about it then I have ever thought. Feminists are not all one cohesive group, but they do have similar goals. An example to this can be what we discussed about last class. Feminists believe that women in the adult sex industry have the rite/choice to hold those occupations, however at the same time some may believe that all of the sex industry in degrading to women and should be abolished. This type of differences make these issues worth talking about and discussing in this class.
Overall, I am very pleased that I was asked to join this class by a friend and have learn a lot from all of the intelligent people in this class.
We are not all the same, but we all need to be treated equally.
We do not have the same abilities, but we all need to be given the opportunity.
We are not all accepted for our choice, but we all need the choice to make.
We do not hold the same positions, but we all need to be treated with respect.
We are not all treated fairly, but we all are standing with you in your fight.
We are sometimes just one, but we all need to work together.