MW 12:15-1:30 PM
Office hrs: M 10:00-12, Th 11:30-1, or by appt.
In this course we will explore the place of misogyny in U.S. media and politics. Early topics will include film noir and Cold War gender scapegoating. Subsequent topics will include the backlash against second-wave feminism, the rise of “post-feminism,” and the impact of reality TV and social media on feminist and antifeminist expression. We will conclude by examining how misogyny informs U.S. culture and politics in the Trump era. Throughout the course, we will consider how discourses of misogyny are inflected by white, cisgender, ableist, ageist, and class privilege.