Date of Award
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies - BA
Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
Dr. Tammy Birk
First Committee Member
Dr. Margaret Koehler
Second Committee Member
Dr. Deborah Solomon
Equity, Equality, Neo-colonialism, Capitalism, Labor Outsource
Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
How does fighting for gender equality further contributes to sufferings and injustices of a smaller population? Does gender equality alleviate injustices? In my thesis, I argue that gender equality is contentious and equality only applies to a population of people who meets certain social criteria i.e. class, wealth, fair/white race, and education level. Gender equality contributes to the commodification of the female body in both the public and private spheres for different purposes. A capitalist society commodifies the female body for her exchange-value to satisfy the insatiable needs of a capitalistic patriarchy.
Yee, Soon Wai, "The Female Body as a Commodity" (2018). Distinction Papers. 64.