I really enjoyed doing the tracking term assignment and reading everyone else's posts. I think it's a wonderful project for people to do and for people to learn how to connect things that might not be very obviously connected. I have actually wanted to do a little research on my topic before I entered into this class but I was never given the option (nor the free time!) to do so until we were assigned this project. What I found really interesting (and also something I learned) was that BDSM is a form of feminism because women are choosing to be in this lifestyle and feminism, to me, means that it's a woman's right to choose what she wants to do and make her own decisions. I used to think that feminism was rejecting the social norms for women but after reading one of my sources I've since changed my mind to the notion that feminism means a woman's right to choose. I was also very interested in seeing how social medias (like Facebook) can influence opinions and openness about BDSM in both positive and negative ways. To be honest I don't think that radical sex has one set definition for all individuals. I believe that each individual person has their own ideas and definitions about what radical sex is but I suppose if someone from the Webster Dictionary company came up to me and asked for my definition of it I would have to say that: Radical sex is a non-normative act within society that often comes with judgment.
I had a great time interacting through the blog but I didn't enjoy twitter that much. Twitter was just something I used to post something that was due and to read queries. However, I loved reading everyone's posts and all the information and opinions they gave on the blog. I really liked the queer this! assignments and the queries. It was interesting to see all the things that we could query and engage with other thoughts and questions related to outside events. Although the direct engagements weren't my favorite they did help me understand the readings more and sort out my feelings for each reading and what I thought about them. I think the diablogs helped the most with engaging with other students because it was a group oriented projected and it was helpful to talk to other students within our groups about what we got from the reading and what we didn't understand and then be able to talk to the whole class about it.
I think it would have been more helpful (and it would have also better prepared us) if we were notified in some way that we needed to use twitter and the blog before the first day of class so that we could have started on that a little earlier. I think that is we would have been able to start earlier then we would have had an extra day or two to save for more discussion on more difficult articles such as Arondekar and Butler.