What's Sex Got to do with...? 100 points
You are required to complete a series of assignments involving our course blog category: "What's Sex Got to do with this?" This category is for posting images, news items or anything else that you feel speaks to issues related to the politics of sex and/or our readings and class discussion. It could also include anything that you believe especially deserves a feminist and/or queer analysis. Entries filed under this category should be entries that invite us to apply the critical skills we are learning to popular culture/current events or that inform us about ideas/topics/images that are important for raising critical awareness of sex/gender/sexuality politics.
Here's a brief breakdown of the assignment:
- Post 2 examples on our blog, filed under the category, "What's Sex...?" (2 @ 15 points each)
- Post 2 comments on other students' examples (2 @ 10 points each)
- As part of a group, post one detailed analysis of example (50 points)
Some more guidelines:
Examples: While you don't have to offer much analysis of your example (that's up to those who comment on your example), you should provide a brief introduction and set-up to the example that includes where/how you found the example and why you chose it.
Comments: Your comments should include an analysis of the "politics of sex" and how it functions in the example. If possible, draw upon readings/theories/ideas from class. Use these examples as a way to critically reflect on the underlying structures and ideologies that shape the example and what it means/does to us. Extra credit:
1. Post extra examples or comments for "What's Sex Got to do with...?"
Earn 5 points per extra example and 1 point per extra comment. Limit = 10 points total.
2. Post announcements of examples on twitter. Earn 1 point per tweet. Limit = 4 points total.
jan 28 example #1
march 25 example #2
feb 6 comment #1
april 1 comment #2
march 25 detailed group analysis*
*More information about the group analysis will be posted and discussed in class in mid-February