The university honors and respects the right to freedom of speech under the First Amendment for all citizens, including our faculty, without censorship or retaliation. Hughes, the Eleanor M. This foray into gender identity discourse is more fraught, as many trans activists, allies and gender studies scholars say that questioning to what degree trans women are women is transphobic and bigoted. Other scholars have pushed back on that notion as censorship. The most contentious academic arguments tend to center on trans women, not trans men, as women and trans people -- but not cisgender men -- have been historically marginalized. Critics such as Hughes, who are sometimes derided as trans-exclusionary radical feminists, or TERFs , worry that the biological category of woman is being erased, while trans women worry about further marginalization via exclusion from female spaces.
Race, Class, and Gender
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WGST will be operating with limited in person contact over the next several weeks. For contact info, students should still contact Professor Kelly Finley for advising kafinley uncc. Sonya Ramsey sramse17 uncc. University communication will come directly to students via email. Additional resources from the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are available here. The Women's and Gender Studies Program at UNC Charlotte explores the ways that gender influences social structures and individual experiences around the world. We view gender as a category of analysis that includes women, men, transgender, and gender-nonconforming individuals.
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Postcolonial feminism is a form of feminism that developed as a response to feminism focusing solely on the experiences of women in Western cultures and former colonies. Postcolonial feminism seeks to account for the way that racism and the long-lasting political, economic, and cultural effects of colonialism affect non-white, non-Western women in the postcolonial world. Postcolonial feminism argues that by using the term "woman" as a universal group, women are then only defined by their gender and not by social class, race, ethnicity, or sexual preference.