chapter  3
How You Can Talk About Women’s and Gender Studies Anytime, Anywhere, and to Anyone
Pages 32

Picture this: you have just arrived home for winter break after your fifth semester at school. As you sit down to your first home-cooked meal in weeks, you proudly announce to your family, “I’ve decided to switch my major from pre-med to women’s and gender studies.” Across the macand-cheese, your parents drop their forks and knives, eyes popping out of their heads and remark, “What the heck are you going to do with a women’s studies major? And what IS it anyway!” Their pre-med doctorto-be has just transformed before their very eyes into a “bra-burning, man-hating feminist” and they want answers-now.30 Good news-we’re here to help!