Feminism and Gender

What is women and gender studies?

Are these relevant today and if so how?

Does the terminology, feminism, womanism, women’s rights affect perceptions and if so how?

Are these terms synonymous?  Why or why not?

In what ways do people learn to “do” gender?  What cultural sources contribute to this?  What is the relationship between sexuality and gender?  How do gender ranking and the prevailing notions of masculinity and femininity reinforce existing systems of inequality?  Have our notions of gender changed over time?