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This paper focuses on four readings chapter three of Sexuality A Very Short Introduction by  Mottier, Another short reading by Saraswati entitled Where We Stand. Finally two blackboard article one by Joshua  Gamson and Dawne Moon Sociology and Sexualities Queer and Beyond and article by Claire Synder What Is Third-Wave Feminism? A New Directions Essay. Mottier chapter focuses on the 19th century and how early ideas of feminism to action against the diffrent justification of the double standard which saw men as free sexual being and women as passive. The chapter goes into how the second wave feminism brought about sexual liberation. The chapter also dives into early position and the general politics of sex and how the male patriarchy forced women into sexual oppression and control. In the Sawarasti reading by author bell hooks, she explains the concept of feminism as well as some of its history. She also talks about the patriarchal and Christian based society of America.  She also explains the diffrent systems of feminism while also offering up some critics while also offering so ways to fix the foundation of the feminist movement to better women and society as a whole. Finally the two blackboard reading. First Synder article addresses woman thoughts on feminism over different generations of women. The article tries to ask and answer the question of doing women have different definitions of what feminism is. It offers ideas of how women can diffrent ideas and wavers of resolving their problems with the patriarchy. The article also talks about third wave feminism and was comes into play in terms of the feminist movement and how different from second wave feminism. The final article sociology of sexuality queer and beyond focuses on three trends in the sociology of sexuality. It examines the concept of queer theory and how that idea has shaped current serological thinking on sexuality. The article also talks about the concept of black feminism and intersectionality by looking at sexuality and how changes and is affected by multiple diffrent political, social, racial and economic systems. Finally the last part of the article offers a look at the sociology of sexuality and its relationships to the political economy. How recent changes in the political sphere and economic market change how we see sexuality. In Where We Stand hooks gives a brief summary of the feminist movement and show that it is not the man-hating organization that some of its critics would like you to believe.  Her main point is that feminism is a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation, and oppression she uses the platform of the reading to show both positive lights of feminism and some of its more negative aspects.The part of insight for me is in how hook explains feminism in a way I never thought about. Although I was always a supporter of the feminist movement I never could find ways to feel as if my voice or opinion would ever matter in a movement that felt like solely about women wanting to be equal to men. The movement that at times felt like it hated me for being a man. Hook definition of feminism gave me insight to what I believe feminism is about a movement to end sexism, sexist exploitation and oppression. A movement fueled not by the hatred of men, but by the desire to end sexism and obtain equality. I appreciated how this reading contextualized feminism as when I was younger, I believed feminism movement was at times a movement about women who hated men for all the terrible things they did to them. This is a common misconception that many people have and believe this short reading is a good way of educating others about the realities of feminism. What Is Third?Wave Feminism? A New Directions Essay was interesting and informal read. This particular reading gave me insight into what the diffrent waves of feminism really is about. Although I have read and learned about the history of feminism and third wave feminism in other classes it what nice to be explained plainly what third wave feminism was about. The book focuses on three important factors of what third wave feminism is that really response to some of the criticism of second-wave feminism an improvement or revision of the groundwork that was built by second wave feminism. The book talks about how the third wave is more personal from an individual perspective the movement is much more based on action rather than discussion and lastly it much more inclusive including all diffrent types of females and races. The point I never realized and the insight this chapter gave me was a better understanding of the importance of third wave feminism about third wave feminism was it was more than just a modern version of feminism it was a version of feminism for a new generation woman. Third wave feminism is the social movement for women that did not have the chance of being a part of the movement during the early parts of the movement. It is a movement that much more inclusive, understanding and broader in an attempt for equal rights for women. The article gave me insight into how although it was a movement about women’s right it also offers a way for women to feel like they have any number of ways of viewing and choosing what it means to be a female. The article talks about how criticism frequently leveled against third wave feminists embrace contradictions that comprise the movement. That there is only one specific right way to be a female and if you’re not doing it that way you further the agenda of the patriarchy and not women. This reading made me realize that not only is that idea wrong it is ignorant about women’s issues today. That it does not about comprise but that the current social and political climate is different than it was three decades ago and thus requires different political strategies.The sociology of sexuality reading was interesting and enlighting but I did have some issue with this reading. First I was disappointed that it didn’t delve into any other sociological perspective such as structural functionalism, conflict theory, and symbolic interactionism. I did learn about the concept of queer theory which I found very interesting. With Queer Theory being a unique approach to the study of sexuality that focuses on the rigid conformity to gender and sexuality that western society can cause.  It would have been interesting if the book explained and compare author specific sociological theories and how they relate to sexuality. It would be interesting for the book to talk briefly about the other perspective and kind of compare and contrast them to the queer theory. I also slightly disagree with books phrase of only when political and economic conditions allow can we engage in pleasures. I think that individual pleasure can exist outside certain political and economic conditions for the simple fact that some people derive pleasure from things that outside the norm of society and thus have no ties specifically to anything relating to the political or economic realm.  One cannot quantify pleasure as simple math formula were x equals y and x only attainable through the certain condition. Although in large part I agree with the other that certain conditions need to be meet for pleasure to exist sometimes certain definitions what a person consider pleasure is so outside society or in general, has no attachment to general society that it has no correlation with it.  I was disappointed in Mottier chapter three that it only briefly talked about second-wave feminism and women overall sexual liberation. I was specifically disappointed that they only briefly talked about how women were better able to take control of there lives and only hints at it causing increasing divorce rates. Many times discussions about the feminism movement talk about lead to an increasing divorce rate but many leave important details on what might have caused that. How it’s not just that society changed its perspective on family and its importance but also how women social movement lead to women having more options when it came to marriage rights. No longer were women chained to unwanted predetermined marriage and could move more freely in society with whatever partners they desired. I wish the book had addressed this more as it would have been interesting to get a bit more of a lengthy explanation of the history second wave feminism in regards to divorce rates.