Reading Schedule

READING SCHEDULED REVISED AS OF NOVEMBER 3. PLEASE REVIEW CHANGES.


COURSE READINGS 
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Books

Most of our course readings are from blogs and/or websites. Links will be provided on the blog and in the hard copy of the syllabus. 

Additional Articles 
Readings without links are available as downloadable pdfs on our moodle site.
Access moddle through MyU. Click on MyCourses and then GWSS 3004. Log in and then click on our class again. The readings will be organized under the week we will be reading and discussing them.

READING SCHEDULE: (subject to change)

sept 6       Introduction to Class 

sept 8       Introduction to Blog and Twitter Basics 
Training Workshop on how to blog and tweet in the Rachel Raimist Feminist Media Center (Ford 468). Class will be divided into 3 groups: 
  • Group A 11:15-11:40 
  • Group B 11:40-12:05 
  • Group C 12:-05-12:30 
Readings
sept 13       More on Blog and Twitter Basics 
Readings: 



Discuss feminist reflection paper and blog/twitter assignments. 

sept 15       What is feminism? 
Readings: 
sept 20       Feminisms, Mass-based Education and Social Media 
Readings: 
Distribute and discuss diablog assignment. Sign-up for week/discussion group. 

sept 22       Feminist Curiosity and Debate 
Readings: 

DUE: Feminist reflection paper 

ISSUE 1: Street Harassment 

sept 27       Slutwalk, part one: some background 
Readings: 



sept 29       Slutwalk, part two: some debate 
Readings: 
SLUTWALK MINNEAPOLIS ON OCTOBER 1ST 

oct 4/6        Hey Shorty! 
Readings: 
  • Joanne Smith, Meghan Huppuch and Mandy Van Deven. Hey Shorty! 
DIABLOG #1 on Hey Shorty! on oct 6 

oct 11         Social Media Focus: the Hollaback! App 
Readings: 

Hollaback!: Feminist Responses to Street Harassment from BCRW Videos on Vimeo.

oct 13/18    INTERLUDE: A Feminist Horror Movie? 
Readings:
  • Silver, Anna Krugovoy. "The Cyborg Mystique: The Stepford Wives and Second Wave Feminism" (moodle)
film screening: Stepford Wives (1975)

oct 20         NO CLASS: catch-up on blog
  
ISSUE 2: Reproductive Rights/Justice 

oct 25/27    Reproductive Rights: What is choice? Who gets to choose? What choices? 
Readings: 
  • Ross, Loretta J. "The Color of Choice" (moodle) 
  • Roberts, Dorothy. Excerpts from "The Dark Side of Birth Control" (moodle) 
  • Crews, Allison. "And So I Chose" (moodle) 
  • Sayce, Liz and Rachel Perkins. "They should not breed: Feminism, disability and reproductive rights" 
  • "Language: On choice" (moodle) 
  • SubRosas. "Culture of Eugenics
DIABLOG #2 on Choice on oct 27  

nov 1          Reproductive Justice a "woman's" issue? 
Readings: 
nov 3          Reproductive Justice, 2011 
Readings: 
 DIABLOG #3 on Reproductive Justice 
  
nov 8          Revisiting SlutWalk and Racism
Readings: 
 
nov 10           Continuing with Feminism and Social Media
Readings: 
nov 15          Focus on Social Media: "Drop the I word" 
Readings: 




New Feminist Activism from BCRW Videos on Vimeo.


DIABLOG #4 on Drop the I word 

nov 17           FEMINIST SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS, pt 1
  
nov 22/24     THANKSGIVING BREAK, NO CLASSES 
 
nov 29           FEMINIST SOCIAL MEDIA TOOLS, pt 2

ISSUE 4: Feminist Education revisited 

dec 1/6          The (feminist) Academic Industrial Complex 
Readings: 
  • Yee, Jessica. Feminism for Real 
DUE on dec 1: Final Feminist Reflection paper and folder with all drafts/informal writing 

DIABLOG #5 on the Feminist AIC on dec 6
  
dec 8             Focus on Social Media: Whose University? 
 
dec 13           Course Wrap-up

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