Sex and Gender

Issues relating to gender, feminism, and sexual identity


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Sex and Gender at SAC

This section is for discussion of Issues relating to gender, feminism, and sexual identity.

    Questions to discuss might include:

  • Is there still sexism at SAC? Have you encountered it? Do women require special treatment protect their rights or can they take care of themselves?
  • How far have women come? Is Feminism still necessary to ensure equality of opportunity?
  • How is your experience at SAC different because you are a woman or a man? Are there legitimate differences between men and women that should be reflected in how you are treated here?
  • Should preference to men or women be given to ensure that there is a diversity of genders in the student body, faculty, and administration?  Should there be roughly equal numbers of men and women in each group?
  • How are women and men each restricted or empowered by the gender roles and sexual roles imposed upon them by our culture and our media. Is life at SAC pretty much governed by typical cultural gender roles or is there a living counter culture here?
  • Do you have to to fit into typical gender roles to fit in at SAC? What happens if you don’t? Have you encountered intolerance for how you define yourself as a woman or man?
  • How should gender and women’s issues be reflected in the curriculum? Are they now? How should it change? Do we need to specially reflect women’s point of view, or men’s point of view, in courses?

Feel free to respond to this or register for the site and post your own thread in this category.

RLC A.W.A.R.E. Discussion “Feminism: Old School, New School, or Classic?” Tuesday at 5:30

RLC  A.W.A.R.E. Discussion
“Feminism: Old School, New School, or Classic?”

The Womens Issues Residential Life Community (RLC) is sponsoring a discussion of women’s and gender diversity issues in connection with the Shape of Diversity Project. Come discuss what it is like to be a woman at SAC and how Feminism applies (or fails to apply) to you.

“I do not want you to ignore my identity, nor do I want you to make it an insurmountable barrier between our sharing of strengths… I am your sister.” Audre Lord

An Open Discussion with Faculty and Students: How do issues of Diversity and Gender present Imagethemselves to the current generation of women at Saint Anselm College: Are women still struggling against a male-centered system of oppression and privilege? Are they newly empowered to take on the world on their own terms? Or are there types of women’s issues that still apply and are relevant across the generations.

Homemade Food and Refreshments will be served! Yum!

Join us!

RSVP on Facebook:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126177424117059&index=1

Time Tuesday, February 8 · 5:30pm – 7:00pm

Location Bradley House Lounge

Created By Lucubrations,Brittany Handcock, Megan Leahey, Alyssa Hatem, Justine Johnson

RLC a.w.a.r.e. Discussion “Feminism: Old School, New School, or Classic?”

RLC a.w.a.r.e. Discussion:
“Feminism: Old School, New School, or Classic?”

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An Open Discussion with Faculty and Students:

  • How do issues of
    Diversity and Gender present themselves to the current generation of
    women at Saint Anselm College:
  • Are women still struggling against a
    male-centered system of oppression and privilege?
  • Are they newly
    empowered to take on the world on their own terms?
  • Or are there types
    of women’s issues that still apply and are relevant across the
    generations.
Time
Tuesday, February 8 · 5:45pm – 7:00pm

Location Bradley
House Lounge

“I do not want you to ignore my identity, nor do I want you to make it an
insurmountable barrier between our sharing of strengths… I am your
sister.” Audre Lord

RSVP on Facebook:

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126177424117059


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Dina Goldstein

Fallen Princesses by Dina Goldstein

This series places the Princesses replaces the “happily ever after” with realistic outcomes.

Fallen Princesses by Dina Goldstein

Do you think these are successful images?

Dina Goldstein

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Pink and Blue

Work by Korean artist Jeongmee Yoon who photographed children with their gender specific toys.

via The Atlantic

And similar work by artist Portia Munson that is now on view at the Kidspace at Mass Moca

Portia Munson

NPR: Saving Our Daughters From An Army Of Princesses

Saving Our Daughters From An Army Of Princesses

http://www.npr.org/2011/02/05/133471639/saving-our-daughters-from-an-army-of-princesses

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Dolce and Gabbana "rape ad"

Are we coerced into Gender “roles” by Media and Advertising?

How is masculinity and feminity depicted in the media? Are stereotypes being reinforced which keep us from being ourselves, developing qualities in ourselves that are good for all?

Dolce and Gabbana "rape ad"

Watch excerpt from Killing Us Softly to consider how these stereotypes potentially disrupt and affect our lives.