For our presentation with rayj and w0m_n, we created a zine series called "Sexytime."
Our topics included:
Anatomy (male, female, intersex bodies): with fold-out diagrams!
Consent: anti-slut shaming, body image, virginity
Pleasure: masturbation, sex toys
SM/kink: safety, yes/no/maybe lists
Interpersonal relationships: deciding when to/not to use a condom, emotions, negotiating in sexual relationships, consent once is not consent always, asking people on a date, asking for sex
Safe sex: pregnancy, contraception, stds/stis, infections (yeast infections, etc), UTIs. Emergency contraception. include queer sex. Also where to get stuff for free.
With one main goal in mind: encourage exploration.
Further notes from amophrast, Colleen, epeck, and melal
What happens to the historical mission of women's colleges in a queer time and place?
- liberal havens
- non-gendered vs. co-ed collegs
- if we were truly post-gender, we wouldn't have women's college?
- is the goal to be post-gender?
- is the goal of women's college to facilitate their own destruction/evolution
- doesn't mean that the rest of the world is changing at this rate, if at all
- more international goal? post-gender ideas seem Western
- provides a space for queer students
- nourishes growth/existence of feminist movement
Something for the college to do to recognize the fact that gender fluidity/gender queering/flexibility existssss?
A series of 4 groups to educate staff and faculty, including JMac
including SGA, specific classes (E-Sem)
would it be mandatory? yes, to some extent
- Intro (separate between: students and staff/faculty)
- combined workshop
- combined workshop
- Outro/reflection (separate)
With Colleen, epeck, and michelle:
We are not admitting those who are both
- gender: man (-identifying)
- sex (bodies): male
We are admitting: trans*, transdudes, transwomen, genderqueer, genderfluid, cis-female, etc.
DLT training (Hall Advisors, Customs people, Dorm Presidents, Peer Mentors, Community Diversity Assistants)
-- Bring in outside people to train
-- with customs groups during customs week
-- Q-forum can still exist but there needs to be a formalized aspect.
-- safe space
-- who would lead it?
Housing for freshmen
-- housing forms
-- ability to switch rooms, availability of singles
--language used when deciding who can use a residence hall bathroom
epeck: (really important note:) friends now with people who are trans, but unsure how it would feel to be housed as an incoming freshman, especially in situations like quads that have literally closer living quarters
From FrigginSushi, jdsisco, and amophrast:
Working-class women already knew that the wages they received would not liberate them.
Liberation is difficult.
The fact that it's difficult means it's worth fighting for.
Palin was not fighting for liberation for working-class women.
Working-class people supported Palin because they found her relatable.
By relating to the average person, Palin earned hollow support.
If you knock on a hollow tree, it's very loud, but ultimately dead inside.
Over winter break, I came across this video for Mr. Pole Dance Germany 2011:
The two videos S.Yaeger and I shared in class:
Notes from Halberstam's lecture. In general, I found the material accessible and engaging, which is one of the reasons why I think referencing Lady Gaga worked well. However, it did seem very hard for people to separate Halberstam's use of the word ("reclaiming" of the word) "gaga" from Lady Gaga.
Tuesday, March 13th
34th and Walnut | Fisher Bennett Hall Room 401
Free and open to the public! Food will be provided.