Course Description

This course examines the abrogation of fundamental rights and the social control of girls and women in historical, contemporary and cross-cultural perspectives. The patriarchal policies and practices of the state are examined around issues of law and public policy, marriage, same-sex relationships and custody, sexual violence and pornography, sexuality and reproductive control, education and healthcare. The role of religion and media in legitimizing and maintaining patriarchal structures and in denying rights are also explored.


Prerequisite: SOC 11B or  CSOC 103 or CSOC 104 or CSOC 105 or SOC 111 or  Direct Entry
Antirequisite: SOC 28B

Relevant Programs

  • Ethics : Electives – Group B (select 3 not previously taken in Electives – Group A)

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