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“...people usually gain power through traits and actions that advance interests of others such as #empathy, #collaboration, openness, #fairness...when they start to feel powerful or enjoy position of privilege, those qualities begin to fade....(1)
...The powerful are more likely than other people to engage in rude, selfish and unethical behaviour” #RebeccaSolnit citing #DacherKeltner on his work studying relationship between empathy and power
“If power generates a cushion of obliviousness around it, those of us with power need to counter it. That means, first, treating people with respect, regardless of their status: not taking the invitation to disdain or ignore” #Solnit
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With outsize excitement & some trepidation, I will now tweet my working syllabus for this class, co-sponsored by @stanford's English & Feminist/Gender Studies programs. Please note! This is an INCOMPLETE WORK IN PROGRESS, as are America and feminism themselves. Feedback welcome!
@Stanford WEEK 1: Introductions, praxis, & foremothers (pre-2000)

Audre Lorde, “Age, Race, Class and Sex: Women Redefining Difference” (1984)

June Jordan, “A New Politics of Sexuality”, from Technical Difficulties (1992),

@marykarrlit , Chapter 1 of The Liars’ Club (1995).
@Stanford @marykarrlit WEEK 2 (1/2): Early influencers (2000 - 2010), the naming of white feminism, & a history of feminist media

@EmilyGould, Exposed
@CherylStrayed, Heroin/e & The Love of My Life
#RebeccaSolnit, Men Explain Things to Me
#BridgetPotter, Lucky Girl
#RobinDiAngelo, White Fragility
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