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The Dangers of Vulgar Relativism and the Power of Womanist Theology: Exploring Differences and Dialogue in Biblical Interpretation

Answer the following discussion questions in one page essay. 
According to Dr. Douglas, why is engaging in “vulgar relativism” dangerous when engaging with biblical text?
(: Mitzi J. Smith, I Found God in Me: A Womanist Biblical Hermeneutics Reader, Marginalized People, Liberating Perspectives-A Womanist Approach to Biblical Interpretation, chapter 5, pages 80-86)
Define some differences between Black feminists and womanists. What are some of the differences between womanists and white feminists? Which of the differences can become talking points for dialogue?
(: Mitchem, Introducing Womanist Theology, Ch. 5 (pgs. 86-100)
In what ways does womanist theology show that “people have power, not texts” (pg. 49)
(: Mitzi J. Smith, I Found God in Me: A Womanist Biblical Hermeneutics Reader, chapter 2, Re-reading for Liberation: African American Women & the Bible, by Renita Weems, pages 42-55)
Please read Only Justice Can Stop a Curse by Alice Walker and answer the following question:
Based on the readings in class, how do you think a womanist would answer Hurston’s curse-prayer and Walker’s interpretation of the curse-prayer?

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The Problem with Labeling Feminism as “Waves” and the Intersectionality of Gender and Race in U.S. Feminism: A Reflection on Junior, Chapter 1

MUST BE IN MLA 
After reading the ch.1 expand in depth on the following questions. 
Junior, ch. 1
According to Junior, why is it problematic to refer to the three time periods of U.S. feminism as “waves?”
What do you think the “first wave” of feminism would have achieved had white women suffragists chosen to address gender and race?
What were Black women who fought for gender and race equality able to address that many white women who focused solely on gender equality and/or white supremacy were not able to address during the first and second waves of U.S. feminism?