Women's Cultures and Social Movements in Global Contexts

  title={Women's Cultures and Social Movements in Global Contexts},
  author={Heather McKee Hurwitz and Verta A. Taylor},
  journal={Sociology Compass},
This article examines the role that women’s cultures and communities have played in political protest and social change. We argue that women’s cultures, which form around the reproductive roles, labor, and emotional expectations placed on women, have been used to express femininity and as cultural resources or ‘‘toolkits’’ to transform male-dominated spheres of society. We begin by defining women’s cultures, emphasizing that there is no universal women’s culture because the structural… 

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