Thursday, July 22, 2010

Final Post

I have to say, I really enjoyed this course.

Originally, within maybe the first week or two I really didn't see myself enjoying it. This being my first Women's Studies class ever, I had no idea what to expect from it. The only thing I had to go on was the reactions from people (mainly men) when I told them I was enrolled in a Women's Studies class for the summer.
And let me tell you, reactions ranged from "Oh gosh, better watch out Austin!" (Austin is my boyfriend) to the more subtle eye rolls and chuckles.
Naturally, without anything to go on other than that, I didn't have very high hopes for this class.

But little did I know the more I allowed myself to open up to the material and the issues presented in this class, the more I realized I had a lot to say. Not only that, but I had a lot of thoughts and beliefs and opinions that went hand in hand to what the course was all about. I had been a feminist all along, without even knowing what it meant. Not only did I enjoy the class readings and writing blogs, but I now know how to argue on behalf of my thoughts, beliefs, and opinions so that hopefully I can enlighten those who might have the wrong idea about Women's Studies.

1 comment:

  1. I agree with you, it's really neat when you start to see issues through new lenses. I gained a lot of insight from this class as well, and I know that it will help me understand situations more wholly in the future.