In this unit, we will examine whether women have a common cause that unites them based solely upon their sex and gender. Writers in unit 3 include Maya Angelou, Pam Houston, Isabel Allende and Amy Tan. All of these writers use humor to address issues facing women today. We will examine how effective that approach can be when used in both fiction and nonfiction. Themes in this unit include intersectionality, humor, and overcoming adversity.

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