I’m writing a syllabus for my department’s Love, Sex, and Gender course.

ninjaruski:

I have a problem, and it’s related to the limits of my scholarship.

I have very little in the way of material that speaks to non-binary, trans, asexual, and bisexual experiences. In recognizing this, I am asking for help in remedying the situation.

As it is presently organized, my existing syllabus reinforces sexual and gender binaries (I’ve avoided race by including pieces on gender, sex, and love from non-white perspectives), because the majority of the pieces are organized around heterosexual or homosexual experiences. To rectify this situation (and for my own education), I would like to include material that offers more than a cursory nod to the bisexual, asexual, trans, and non-binary experience, without relying upon comparisons with heterosexuality or homosexuality.

Pieces on the erasure of sexual orientations from the cultural discourse on sexuality would be a big plus, given the general “theme” of the course seeks to expand my students’ understanding of the possibilities and problematics of the existing philosophical conversation on Love, Sex, and Gender. Now, by “philosophy,” I do not mean strictly academic texts: articles, narratives, and literature are also of interest for inclusion. The only caveat is that the pieces must be relatively accessible, or moderately accessible, to intro students.

With this course, I have the opportunity to use this course to help deconstruct some of the problematic ideologies that organize the perspectives of my students. While I’m not certain that I will be able to have the intended effect, I feel that it is worth the effort to at least try to present the lived experiences of those who have been excluded from academic discourse in more than a token or cursory way as has been the usual history of these courses in my department.

That being said, if you have anything, or if there’s something that you’ve always wished someone would teach in a course of this type, please inbox it to me as I would really like to not teach yet another course on gender and sexuality that is complicit in the erasure of non-binary, trans, or other non-heterosexual experiences.

sherlollysmooch:

shegoestothemovies:

me: *sees a sweet caring courageous character* you’re gonna be my favourite

me: *sees a sarcastic apathetic trashbag character* you’re also gonna be my favourite

me: *ships them with each other* 

davediddlystrider:

This man is qualified to play as nightwing

alisabot:

gender binary more like gender BYEnary (roller skates into the sun but i don’t burn bc im so cool)

charlesmmacaulay:

endless list of favourite books
↳ The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

“Secrets have power. And that power diminishes when they are shared, so they are best kept and kept well. Sharing secrets, real secrets, important ones, with even one other person, will change them. Writing them down is worse, because who can tell how many eyes might see them inscribed on paper, no matter how careful you might be with it. So it’s really best to keep your secrets when you have them, for their own good, as well as yours.” 

charlesmmacaulay:

endless list of favourite books

↳ The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern

“Secrets have power. And that power diminishes when they are shared, so they are best kept and kept well. Sharing secrets, real secrets, important ones, with even one other person, will change them. Writing them down is worse, because who can tell how many eyes might see them inscribed on paper, no matter how careful you might be with it. So it’s really best to keep your secrets when you have them, for their own good, as well as yours.” 

Motivation: Beating Writer’s Block

writing-questions-answered:

killallskellys:

need to draw something of more substance

killallskellys:

need to draw something of more substance

rottenchicken:

Look at that eyeliner

rottenchicken:

Look at that eyeliner

lordrobotnik:

charcoal-charmander:

isaia:

serenity-fails:

on the subjects of boobs and shirts and boobs in shirts

OH GOD THANK YOU.

YES THANK YOU

I’m looking at you PROFESSIONAL COMIC BOOK ARTISTS.

lordrobotnik:

charcoal-charmander:

isaia:

serenity-fails:

on the subjects of boobs and shirts and boobs in shirts

OH GOD THANK YOU.

YES THANK YOU

I’m looking at you PROFESSIONAL COMIC BOOK ARTISTS.