SOCW-6060 & 6443-WK5-Discussions
Discussion 1: Women’sRoles, Feminist Theory, and Social Work Practice
Feminism contributed to a vast number of changes in women’s lives over several decades. From the kitchen to the boardroom and back again if women choose, feminism has empowered women to examine how they want to live in this world and encouraged them to seek that life. Despite this progress, there are frequent events that still challenge women’s roles in society. What is your understanding of women’s roles in society? How might your biases and your research into feminist theory influence your work as a social worker?
For the Discussion, review this week’s resources. Search reputable sources, including the Walden Library and the Internet, in order to select an article that focuses on a current event involving the role of women in society. Then, select a feminist theory from this week’s reading and reflect on how it relates to social work practice. Think about how that has influenced your understanding of women’s roles in society and whether your understanding has changed as a result of your research. Finally, think about how the selected feminist theory and your understanding of women’s roles might inform your work with Tiffani in the Bradley Family video case.
Note to Students: Reputable sources include scholarly peer-reviewed journals, other scholarly texts, and websites hosted by educational institutions (.edu) and reputable organizations (.org).
· Post abrief of the article you selected that focuses on a current event involving the role of women in society.
· Then, provide a brief description of the feminist theory you selected and how it relates to social work practice and an explanation of how that feminist theory has influenced your understanding of women’s roles in society.
· Finally, explain how feminist theory and views of women’s roles inform your next steps with Tiffani.
Bradley Family Episode 6
FEMALE SPEAKER: How long have you been a lawyer?
MALE SPEAKER: 10 years. I’ve been representing young women at Teens First
about the last two years.