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Intersection of Panel Personal Practices

During this week's panel, I noticed that gender played more of an important role in the personal practices of certain individuals versus others. Individuals such as Jess Dobkin (Marina) use their bodies as an important component of their practice, while the work of other individuals such as Michelle Obama (myself) is separate yet relevant to her work. The work of the first lady is centered around an ideal or a concept of how a woman should behave. As the first lady of the United States, Michelle is expected to conduct herself in a manner that is appropriate for the wife of a president.

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Gender and history

 I was reflecting on the Top Secret Rosies documentary we saw at the BMFI. It is rather surprising in a sad way how women have always been discriminated against throughout history and until this day, gender is something we, humans have not gotten to a unanimous agreement upon in regards to equality and fairness. It goes back to the categories we tend to make, everything is categorized and put under a label, jobs, clothing, appearance, colors, wages, and decision making in some places. Top Secret rosies showed how women have played an incredible role during the war, a role they still have not been fully recognized for. Before the war, during the  war, and throughout time, women have not been treated fairly, and the world have gotten away with it.

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Knowing Margaret Sanger: Do You Have Your Information Right?

I am hopeless with technology, so I could not figure out how to embed the slideshow I made.
Here is the link - enjoy!  To go to the next slide, just click on the arrow that appear on the right of the slide.

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March 3: Class Notes on Second Panel.

Here's a rough transcript of the Panel of fictional characters we had in class on Wednesday.

First, we went through forum postings from the previous week:

    merlin: Imagining yourself doing activities actually changes the brain. For instance playing the piano. People who imagined themselves playing, but didn't actually know how, their brains appeared the same as those who were actually being instructed.

    watson/vgaffney: Close reading is still a very important skills in the humanities. Particularly english and philosophy. The complexity of the writing requires it.

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A Conversation on "Female"

 Hello Serendippers, 

Glad to continue the conversation, as it were, with all of you after [my] graduation and a two year hiatus! I recently found myself involved in a facebook discussion (a response to a 'status') with a friend and a stranger, both from the tri-co, concerning the use of "female" in a colloquial context. I found it to be pretty interesting and worth posting for additional comments...I've removed their names and photos. My initial reaction was to disagree with the original post, but I changed my mind as I formed my response...what are your thoughts?




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Re-Constructing Female Leadership through the Media Monster


Hillary Godwin

February 10, 2011

Dalke – GIST

The Politics of Beauty in the Western World:

Re-Constructing Female Leadership through the Media Monster


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The Art of Passing

Professors Anne Dalke, Liz McCormack

Gender, Information, Science, and Technology

11 February 2011

The Art of Passing

Gender crossing, especially when done temporarily or situationally, often provokes the question of whether or not one can pass. The term passing, as in the novel Passing by Nella Larsen, was often historically used to describe taking on the appearance of a different racial group. Passing for gender is much more difficult. Let’s take a look at some of the characteristics that would need to be altered in order for another gender:

                   Female to Male:


-          Bind down breasts

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Birth Control as a Form of Female Empowerment

 Tiffany Egbuonu

February 10, 2010

English 257



Birth Control as a Form of Female Empowerment


Throughout history, women have assumed the responsibility of mother, child bearer, and home keeper. Some of the earliest pieces of art known to man are fertility symbols, highlighting an important duty that has always been attributed to women, the duty to produce children. More contemporarily, the obligation to have children has not been as emphasized, as women have insisted upon being treated as equals to men. Nevertheless, although women have won the right to vote and to participate in the military in the past two centuries, the social responsibility to have children is still attached to women.

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