I wrote four separate academic articles that placed in my Alternative Plan Paper in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Masters of Arts (M.A.) in Gender and Women Studies. My four papers spokes on different fundamental perspectives of issues of gender and women studies. The first paper unveiled inequalities in Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) market, such as In-vitro Fertilization (IVF) and how it is reinforcing reproductive responsibility for women. This paper found unequal access to IVF based on color, class, and sexual orientation. The second paper explores gender from a feminist theoretical standpoint. Mainly, this examines how gender relationships could be understood from the approaches by different feminist theorists discussing from a historical and societal point of view. The third paper on Black Mama Bailout searches its history, and it impacts the lives of women of color. This paper revealed that the US criminal justice system is playing a discriminatory role where white people are privileged, and people of color are experiencing unexpected consequences. The last one is a literature review paper that contextualizes gender-based violence in Bangladesh. Specifically, how married women of Bangladesh are victimized by sorts of gendered violence such as sexual assault, physical and psychological abuse, intimate partner and domestic violence, rape, and killing.


Laura Harrison

Committee Member

Ana Perez

Date of Degree




Document Type



Master of Arts (MA)


Social and Behavioral Sciences



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