this is a project that gives an idea for a "rape prevention device". its not real, nor is it going to be, and it is more of a societal reflection. It is also intended to bring awareness to rape victims. I found it on a blog that said "In response to the frequently asked question, "when should I wear Rapex?" they answer: "Should you have to travel long distances alone, on a train, working late, going out on a date with someone you don't know too well, going to clubs, or in any situation that you might not feel comfortable or even just not sure." So, if you like getting drunk, wearing sexy clothes, or going out in public, you might be at risk." Interesting points!!!
You all probably got this email, but I usually don't open them so here's the info in case anyone is interested:
Robyn Ochs returns to JMU's campus for two more workshops that will question and stimulate your views on gender and sexuality. Join her as she transgresses the binary categories of gay/straight, masculine/feminine, black/white and/or male/female.
Name: Bisexuality, Feminism, Men & Me
Date: Feb. 18, 09 Time: 12:15-1:15 Location: Taylor 304
Do you know what makes a man "a man"? What makes a woman "a woman"? We will look at the ways in which we are limited by a binary understanding of gender, and explore how the politics of gender tie together the feminist, queer and transgendered movements. Come, and bring your gender with you!
Name: Beyond Binaries: Identity and the Sexuality Spectrum
Date: Wednesday, February 18, 2009 Time: 8:00pm - 9:00pm Location: Festival Ballroom
Wanna talk sexuality? Robyn's workshop will discuss uses and limitations of the Kinsey scale and other measures of sexual orientation, with attention to factors such as sex, gender, time, and more.
ALSO there have been several new "Target Women" vidz from Sarah Haskins recently. Most of them can be related to Valentine's Day. Highlights include Chocolate, Jewelry, Online Dating, or Diets.
And one more thing... and thoughts on taking turns taking notes at meetings? Then putting the info up here? Kind of like Annie did with how to chart your cycles. Since I haven't been able to make the past couple meetings I think it would be cool!
How do they do it, the ones who make love without love? Beautiful as dancers, gliding over each other like ice-skaters over the ice, fingers hooked inside each other's bodies, faces red as steak, wine, wet as the children at birth whose mothers are going to give them away. How do they come to the come to the come to the God come to the still waters, and not love the one who came there with them, light rising slowly as steam off their joined skin? These are the true religious, the purists, the pros, the ones who will not accept a false Messiah, love the priest instead of the God. They do not mistake the lover for their own pleasure, they are like great runners: they know they are alone with the road surface, the cold, the wind, the fit of their shoes, their over-all cardio- vascular health--just factors, like the partner in the bed, and not the truth, which is the single body alone in the universe against its own best time.