please suggest essential articles on gender/feminism/sexuality
August 11, 2018 10:48 AM   Subscribe

I will be teaching an intersectional intro to gender studies class; I'm really looking forward to it, but it's been a while. I have a good required anthology, but my supplementary reading list needs updating. Please recommend what you consider essential articles on gender issues from the last couple of years. (No books please.) Non-US-centric articles particularly welcome. Most students are taking it as a required course and will have little/no background knowledge, so the more accessible the better. Thank you!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl to Education (6 answers total) 14 users marked this as a favorite
There is a Facebook group called Teaching with a Sociological Lens that would be a good resource for this question. You have to be faculty to join.
posted by orsonet at 12:47 PM on August 11, 2018

Intersectional feminism is huge nowadays in the United States. See this reading list from POC Online Classroom.
posted by espertus at 3:15 PM on August 11, 2018

I've been looking at this book. It's pricey but has some great content and it looks like you could ask for an instructor copy. Make sure you get the second edition.
posted by Cuke at 8:38 AM on August 13, 2018

Response by poster: Cuke, I had to smile when I clicked on your link--that's actually the book I've adopted as the required text. By the way, I was sent a digital desk copy and have been choosing readings from it--it's fantastic and I'd highly recommend trying it out. I haven't taught with it yet, but I think it'll work well.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:05 PM on August 13, 2018

Response by poster: Oh and I was also concerned about the cost, but the publisher will make a custom coursepack for you from that text and only charge you for the chapters you use, so it's less expensive for the students. (MeMail me if you'd like a copy of my custom list.)
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 12:10 PM on August 13, 2018

Response by poster: Just in case it helps anyone else, here are the readings/videos I chose in addition to my main text (the one Cuke linked):

We Should All Be Feminists, talk by Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie
The Fifth Estate: The Trial of Jian Ghomeshi
"Where's My Cut?": On Unpaid Emotional Labour by Jess Zimmerman
Time's Person of the Year 2017: The Silence Breakers by Stephanie Zacharek, Eliana Dockterman and Haley Sweetland Edwards
What Consent Means in the Age of #MeToo by Sarah Barmak
What About #UsToo?: The Invisibility of Race in the #MeToo Movement by Angela Onawauchi-Willig
Louis C.K. and Men Who Think Justice Takes as Long as They Want It To by Roxane Gay
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 1:05 PM on September 10, 2018

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