Did the movie and article change your perspective on sexual assault on college campuses? How do you think the presence of Greek life on college campuses contributes (or doesn’t) to sexual assault? Should Tufts bring back frats?
How have the article and podcast impacted your view of consent education?
In what ways did Miss Representation and the Geena Davis article make you think differently about the media you consume?
Wednesday, April 18
Teachers: Delaney and Lindsay
Monday, April 23
Teachers: Anna, Rhys, and Caroline
Assignment: Read Is Sexual Consent Simply a College Issue_ – The Atlantic and listen to “Act 1: Some Like it Not” from This American Life
Wednesday, April 25
Teachers: Margot and Patricia
Assignment: Watch The Hunting Ground (available for streaming on Trunk) and read Abolish Fraternities _ Tufts Observer
Can porn be feminist? Why or why not?
How did Wortham’s article affect your understanding of the episode of Drag Race assigned for today’s class? What parts of Wortham’s essay seemed to resonate with this episode of the show?
Discuss the aspect of Valenti’s work that you think is most compelling. Why? Feel free to incorporate “Cat Person” into your post if it feels relevant and/or helpful.
Think about “Cat Person” in relation to any of the other readings or viewings we have done so far this semester. How is it presenting similar ideas? What new conversations is it raising? How does the short story form allow the author to explore these ideas differently than might be done in a traditional, expository format?
Choose a scene from Her and discuss its significance to the movie as a whole. Feel free to use Gross’s essay in your response if it’s helpful (or if you disagree with her).