Friday, May 30, 2014

Final room schedule

Weekday class: Our final is Monday, 6/9 1:30pm-3:30pm in M330

Friday class: Our final is Friday, 6/6 6:30pm-8:30pm in our regular class room

Both classes must BRING SHARPENED, #2 PENCILS since we will be utilizing scantrons.

Note on tardiness:
Being late to the final exam will not be tolerated. If you are more than 15 minutes late, you may forfeit your right to take the exam.

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Weekday class: I need your scantrons!

If you have not yet given me your scantron, I need it! Your grade will say '0' on Blackboard until I have your score.

Also, if you missed the second half of the exam, you need to make it up Monday.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

"Motherhood Manifesto" Study guide

Is here.

In lieu of the incident at UC Santa Barbara

If you did not hear about the incident at UC Santa Barbara, please read about it here. Also:

Rape Myths and Facts - Read this

When Women Refuse...-Glance through this

Think about the world we live in, and how it must feel to be a woman in this world. Think about privilege and patriarchy, and what you can do to change it.

Final exam

Friday class will also need to study this guide for their final exam.

Transnational Feminism
Chimamanda Adiche
Sex Positive Feminism 101
Bechdel Test
Carol Queen (handout from class)
Andrea Dworkin (handout from class)
Rape culture
"Motherhood Manifesto"

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Weekday class ONLY

Please bring your scantrons to class on Thursday! I misplaced the grade sheet I wrote your scores on. I need to see the actual scantrons to give you the right grade.

Friday, May 16, 2014

HW #10

Weekday class: Due Tuesday 5/20
Friday class: Due 5/21

Part 1:
“Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm” Homework Questions

Read this essay and answer the following questions.

1.  What is “the myth” of the vaginal orgasm?  Who “created” this myth and what was the reasoning behind it?

2.  Do a little bit of research on Dr. Freud and his attitudes toward women.  Summarize your findings in 6-8 sentences (remember to cite any direct quotations!).

3.  Explain women’s role in keeping this myth “alive”.   Why do they do it?  What is at risk if this myth is perpetuated?

4.  Do you consider this essay “radical” in nature?  How do you think it was received when it was written?  What was going on the U.S. when this essay was published, (don’t know when it was published?  Find out!)

Part 2:
Please read: "Towards my personal Sex-Positive Feminist 101". 

Think about the following examples from the article.  Does the article "Myth of the Vaginal Orgasm" have any of the examples?  How? 

1) Desire is complicated, and people are different.

2)  Historically, sex has usually been defined in terms of two things: (a) reproduction, and (b) the sexual pleasure of stereotypical men.

3) Women are expected to trade sex to men in exchange for support or romance.

4) Since stereotypical men have historically been much freer to explore their sexuality than people of other genders, the desires of stereotypical men have formed the pattern for “liberated sexuality”.

5).  What do YOU think of "sex positive feminism"?