Sunday, October 18, 2009

Whoa. 64 Manliest Films to Date....

Check out the manliest films so far.

Too Big for My Skin- Campaign

So I was gonna post about the pepsi max commercials that continue gendered stereotypes, but I feel like I have made that point before so here is a better post.



This poem spoke to me because I have never really felt comfortable in my skin. I love the different representations of women that are present in the video. You can comment on the video in youtube and even respond with a video. I might talk to my fellow genderedlexers and see if we want to respond via video and post it here and on youtube.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

men in high heels and what not

It's time for another video post. This is the first time I've EVER used imovie to edit a video so it kind of sucks. But I promise, I will practice :)

This is a continuation of our discussion about sex week, and specifically about an event at the end of sex week where men are asked to walk in high heels for a mile so that they can better understand women (and women's issues).

video

So what do you think? Do you think this event will achieve what it sets out to? What might be a better way to help people better understand women's experiences?

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Really?!?



This week is Sex Week at UK, and there are tons of events going on to promote it. You can check out a list of their activities and events on their website.

Taken from their website:

The purpose of Sex Week at UK is to increase sexual literacy by initiating an informed, open, and sustained dialog about human sexuality throughout the campus community.

Last night there was a poetry slam and art show at 3rd St. stuff. People read work and displayed art about sex, gender, sexual violence, etc.

Well I guess the family foundation caught wind of it and sent out the news crew. You can watch the video here.

Sex week also made it into the herald leader and the kentucky kernel.

I'm curious to hear about what you think.

Here is what I think.

I think that it's really important for people to be open and honest about sex, and unfortunately, in our society we're just not - and that leads to all kinds of problems.

There are the people who end up w/ STI's and unwanted pregnancies because they don't know enough about safe sex to protect themselves and they're taught not to ask. Women in particular are taught to believe that if they enjoy sex and have sex outside of marriage than they're slutty and damaged. There are tons of sexually active people (married and unmarried), who have unrewarding sex because they're not supposed to like it, so they don't ask how to experiment with it. (I can't tell you how many of my female friends were afraid to masturbate until they were adults). And far too many people don't understand the complexities of consent because AGAIN, we don't talk about it. Women students on college campuses face a disproportionately high risk of experiencing sexual violence and the university of Kentucky is no exception.

If sex week gets people talking about these issues then we should make it sex month. Fuck that, sex YEAR!

So I want to hear from you. So what do you think about sex week? Should it be an annual thing? Did you attend any of the events? If so, how were they? Are you happy with the events that are planned for it? Do you want to be a part of organizing sex week next year?

xo

De Las.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Boo

Facebook friends, you know that you want to comment on here. Let's get the discussion started. What do YOU all want to see?