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Phallus on a Pedestal

Overview: Phallus-The penis (A representation of the erect penis as an embodiment of generative power.) This encyclopedia entry will discuss societies standard of a phallus being held to a higher standard than a vagina. Society associates penis with power, maleness,… Continue Reading →

Nursing and the Body

Nursing is one of the most trusting, and open fields, but it is difficult for healthcare workers to discuss sexuality. Patients reveal everything to the nurse; most often they confide in them before the physician. Some patients see the nurse… Continue Reading →

Root Causes of Violence: Unpacking Treatment of the Female Body

Katharine Young coined the term “bodylore” to encompass the study and discourses of the social construction of the body (Young 1993).  Our bodies, of course belong to us, as the vessels in which we move through life, but our bodies… Continue Reading →

Zine: Exotic Dancing

Check out this cool zine that Danielle Mercado made as a class project. She uses this innovative format to discuss how sex work and exotic dancing is treated in the United States, profiling one woman and her experiences. Danielle challenges… Continue Reading →

Hampton Roads Sex Trafficking Survivor Services Resource Guide

Kortni Ivey created a helpful handbook of services available for survivors of sex trafficking in the Hampton Roads area. After discovering a lack of resources, she put on her Women’s Studies hat and created her own! She continues to develop… Continue Reading →

Dance Performance

This powerful piece gets at the heart of domestic and intimate partner violence. Choreographed and performed by Brittani Hooker as part of her final class project.

I Call Him KamaSutra – Spoken Word Poetry

Check out this powerful spoken word poetry piece written and performed by Bri Swan as a final class project.  

Sexual Beings of Hampton Roads

Do you love the style of Humans of New York? Check out this awesome project on sexuality and how it is experienced by individuals in the Hampton Roads area! Mikalah worked on this as a final project for a course… Continue Reading →

Studies of the Body

Toni created a beautiful piece of art about the sexualization of the human body for WMST 495: Sexing the Body. Check out a photo of her art and let her know what you think in the comments!

Consent for Real People

Tired of consent education that is unrealistic? Heteronormative? White? Check out these two awesome consent videos created by Brandon Antonio. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!      

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