As we discussed this week, one of the fallouts from the now infamous Trump tape is how much the issue of sexual assault is now being discussed opening and publicly. To that end, here are some articles related to the issue: She Never Spoke of It to Her Husband. Then She Heard the Trump Tape Thank You, Donald Trump - The New York Times In addition, the image below was shared by a fellow student; A second version of the pyramid is here; you may also read more about the pyramid below from CCASA's site (Calgary Communities Against Sexual Abuse) :
There is an audio of Frederick Douglass's "Why I became a women's rights man": This audio comes from the Smithsonian Folkways project . If you're having trouble playing the audio from this website, try visiting this link .
This week's readings look at sexuality and intimate relationships. In particular, we focus on how sexuality is linked to gender and reinforces gender norms. As Anderson notes, we often think of sexuality as a personal choice and experience. The reality is that sexuality itself, much like gender, is structured by social and cultural norms. In other words, we are not born knowing what to desire or what is titillating; if we do feel desire, that feeling is likely to be non-directed. However, as we grow, we learn what is desirable and to direct desire toward a single to single sex through socialization. Below are the assigned readings for the week: T, 9/27 Andersen, Ch4: Sexuality and Intimate Relationships R, 9/29 Deborah L. Talman - Doing Desire: Adolescent Girls’ Struggles for/with Sexuality ( http://tinyurl.com/jhsapsc ) Teen Girls And Social Media: A Story Of 'Secret Lives' And Misogyny ( http://tinyurl.com/gwss55p ) (audio, 20 mins, listen) ‘Hot’ Sex and Yo