Chapter Thirteen: Final Exercises

Final Exercise #10: “Future Feminisms”

Future Feminisms


In Feminism is for Everybody, hooks writes,

“Imagine living in a world where there is no domination, where females and males are not alike or even always equal, but where a vision of mutuality is the ethos shaping our interaction. Imagine living in a world where we can all be who we are, a world of peace and possibility. Feminist revolution alone will not create such a world; we need to end racism, class elitism, imperialism. But it will make it possible for us to be fully self-actualized females and males able to create beloved community, to live together, realizing our dreams of freedom and justice, living the truth that we are all “created equal.”

Suppose that sometimes in the future a non-patriarchal society does exist. Drawing from de Gouges, hooks, Anzaldúa, and the Zapatistas, describe what you think we need to happen between now and then for this feminist future to exist. In doing so address all of the prompts/questions below.

Prompts for Final Exercise. Please address all items.

  1. What material and structural changes will need to occur?
  2. What changes in consciousness and subjectivity will need to occur?
  3. What role will men play in dismantling of patriarchy?
  4. What role will sexual orientation and non-binary gender identities play in the struggle for and achievement of gender liberation?
  5. What do you think the first steps are in the movement towards an anti-patriarchal society? In oher words, what do we do today and what is to be done tomorrow?

Steps to create the Final Exercise. Please follow all of these steps.

  1. Re-read PowerPoint “Olympe de Gouges,” Class 2, “bell hooks,” Class 8, “Anzaldúa,” Class 9, “Zapatistas,” Class 10, in Moodle.
  2. Look at your notes and your underlined texts of “Therights of woman,” Class 2, “Feminism is for Everybody,” Class 8, “La conciencia….,” Class 9, “In Moodle.
  3. Read the “Zapatista Women Revolutionary Law” and “Indigenous Women and Zapatismo,” Class 10 in Moodle.
  4. Look up terms in ‘Definitions of Sexuality and Gender,” and in “Intersectionality 101,” Class 8 in Moodle
  5. Have an awesome discussion
  6. Make an eleven-minute long presentation in any of the formats suggested below
  7. Title every submission and include teammates names. The title needs to include your table number.
  8. At the end of class today, please upload your notes, texts, PPs, Spoken Word written text, script for Skits, and notes, images and videos to the Final Project folder in Moodle. Everything needs to be titled (including table number) and include the names of teammates.

Possible Presentation Formats

Spoken Word, Skits, Video and image analysis, Power Point                                                                                                                            Other creative formats might also be accepted, previous consultation with facilitators

Presentation Guidelines

Your presentation needs to have an introduction, a body where you draw your argument and present evidence or examples, and a conclusion. We need to hear from all the students in your group.


Thoroughly explain the concepts that will help you present your vision.


Be creative! Here is where you can use pictures, videos, poems, spoken word, or other forms to illustrate, analyze, and share your thoughts. Remember to tie your examples with your author’s concepts or ideas.


Bring it all together. Briefly recap concepts and examples or illustrations to explain how all of the above ties in with your life and vision for a better world.

Grading Rubric

Group Graded: Total
Beginning Developing Accomplished Exemplary
Quotes from text No quotes used Quotes with little analysis Quotes with some analysis Quotes with full analysis
Clarity of ideas Almost impossible to understand Difficult to understand Failry easy to understand Clear and easy to understand
Quality of Presentation Poor use of resources, boring. Few students present Some use of resources, somewhat boring. Some students present Good use of resources, entertaining. Many students present Great use of resources, impressive. Most to all students present
Length of Presentation Shorter 3 mins, longer 11 mins Between 3-5 mins Between 5-6 Between 6-11



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