While in my junior year of college I decided to take a class, Queer Literature. I was hoping this class could answer some of the questions I had in regards to my sexuality. All of my hopes were exceeded; the class taught me about the history and strides made to attempt to achieve equality for the LBGTQIA+ community. Queer Literature felt like my first step over the rainbow, it introduced me to sexulity and gender for the first time. Before taking Queer Literature I never knew that there was a term for identifying with the sex you were born into.
The fifth chapter hits on the tough subject of women and black liberation. There were many African American women that could address both group’s concerns, that referred to themselves as black feminists. The D.C. chapter of the National Black Feminist Organization focused on many of the same issues as the mainstream groups; for example, the Equal Rights Amendment and equal employment opportunities. Their organizational activities demonstrated how black women were trying to advance gender equality through ending racial oppression. The next chapter focuses on lesbian feminism, specifically a group called the Furies.
He thinks there should be a distribution requirement for the students coming into the universities. It would be foolish to give students that kind of freedom. They don’t have enough knowledge to make the best decisions. I totally agree on his standpoint. As an Example I think Rutgers makes every student take the core curriculum which gives the students a broader range of varities to learn about different things in the world.
My instructors saw change in me, but I had to want it to come to the surface. My want for change would make my ROTC career so much better. I’ve really learned that life is only what you make it. If it wasn’t for the frightening conversations, the throbbing headaches, and the gigantic D’s and F’s on my paper , I wouldn’t have wanted a change. My mind was set up to just pass the class, but I was determined to be so much more.
1.The term "queer" is not universally accepted and as such, has sparked different views concerning its true meaning. I will, therefore, try to present several varying sides of what being a queer means. "Queer" can be used in a political statement to describe the stand of a person in politics or it can be used to describe a person 's sexual orientation. The definition of this term has many dimensions that range from gender identification to a political stand to awkward sensation or state of being. Based on what I saw in the video, the following is my elaboration on what being queer means to me personally, as the term may mean different things to different people.
However, with the recent development of Queer Theory, the body and the complex relationship between sex and gender began to progressively receive special attention. In this context, the notion of sexuality and gender has been destabilized against the notion of self and what is considered to be natural. Psychologists like
But in the Universities, the maturity levels of the students increase with their age and also, they get a wide range of exposure because the students come from every corner of the world. If the people are ignorant, they improve their awareness by questioning. But if they want to show their attitude to exhibit their superiority explains racism. I welcome the people with ignorance in my life with very friendly nature but can never tolerate if they are racists because we have to grow beyond all these levels eventually to serve the society and see the harmony and peace in the
Knowledge on Homosexuality and Sexual Orientation It is very evident that one of our societies issue is homosexuality. Nevertheless, only few are aware and deeply knowledgeable of this concern. There has been a growth in the population of the LGBTQ community, specifically, lesbians and gays. Homosexuality is a branch from heterosexuality. According to the definition of Encyclopædia Britannica of homosexuality, it is a sexual attraction to one’s own gender.
There has been plentiful controversy regarding the true definition of feminism. Some may correlate the word feminist with the notion of anti-male or simply put, man-hating. Others may view the feminist movement as an attempt for females to dominate. Unfortunately, few truly recognize the pure intention of the feminist movement to establish equality between the two sexes. Feminism is defined as “a multi-disciplinary approach to sex and gender equality understood through social theories and political activism.” Over time, it has gradually evolved from “… the critical examination of inequality between the sexes to a more nuanced focus on the social and performative constructions of gender and sexuality” ("What Is Feminism?," n.d.).
The point of education is for professors to provide students with a variety of views on a controversial subject, not provide them with their own opinions. In fact, when teachers provide students with multiple point of views it not only makes them more successful, but also establishes a more effective curriculum and education to students. However, while Source G argues that the Academic Bill of Rights push for diversity by removing the already present politics in the classroom results in teachers censoring their beliefs for students, even when they are “experts in their subject matter.” It is important to remember that
It was interesting because, despite every defining gender as sex, two out of the five people said that they did in fact believe in the idea of being transgendered. Three out of five, on the other hand disagreed with the idea. When asked why, the first group
In Queering Reproduction by Laura Mamo, does a superb job at describing and detailing the difficulties of trying to become a mother in a world where heterosexuality is the norm, while being a homosexual (lesbian). Mamo does a great job at challenging the opposing argument, She mentions why lesbians desire to procreate a family as well as, the difficulties on how wanting a family can literally make or break a person. The way mamo shows this in her ethnography Queering Reproduction she gives individual stories/cases of lesbian couples and their struggle on wanting a family. Each one of the cases goes into detail on how difficult it was to get a baby. Some cases contained regular insemination (donated sperm or anonymous sperm), assisted insemination
I love that the faculty teach classes in multiple fields and multiple schools within the university. That would color my education with new knowledge that I may never have received at any other university. The connection that The New School has with historical groups in the city is something that would be extremely beneficial to students. I always learn best by doing hands-on projects, so that would create a constructive and educational environment catered to my needs as a student. Living in NYC and attending The New School would push me out of my comfort zone and allow me to grow as a student and as a person.
I would like to be apart of ASB because I’m interested in helping Medea be the best school it can be. I always like to learn new things and I will appreciate new experiences learning from seventh and eighth graders. I am responsible and I am excited for my leadership skills to be tested. Also, I will gain more responsibility and learn more leadership skills throughout my time in ASB. As part of ASB, I will be able to work with other students who have similar interests and want to be fellow leaders at Medea.