1. What argument is presented in Women and Disasters for the need to fuse disaster studies and women’s studies? How do feminist theories help us to better understand disasters and vulnerability? Explain utilizing at least two feminist theories offered in the text.
2. What are the main components of the social vulnerability paradigm? How does this fit with the feminist theoretical frameworks presented in Women and Disasters?
3. How is disaster a social construction? What is the value of racialized disaster patriarchy theory to understanding (and ultimately challenging) this social construction?