Marzano-Lesnevich | Define My Gender?

Today we’re reading Alex Marzano-Lesnevich’s New York Times opinion piece, “How Do I Define My Gender if No One Is Watching Me?” As you read their article, consider the following questions: How does Marzano-Lesnevich’s pandemic experience free them from gender binaries?  What is your response to Mx. Slarii’s argument: “I don’t think cis people understand… Read More Marzano-Lesnevich | Define My Gender?

Coburn ProChoice Janes

Today we’re reading “Chicago’s Forgotten Pro-Choice Warriors” by Marcia Froelke Coburn in Chicago Magazine. As you read the article, please keep the following discussion questions in mind: What facts from this story surprised you?  What do you think about the network that formed to provide women with access to abortions?  What can we learn from… Read More Coburn ProChoice Janes

Burns Explains TERFs

Let’s read Katelyn Burns’s Vox piece, “The Rise of Anti-Trans ‘Radical’ Feminists, Explained.” As you read, consider the following questions:  Burns begins with an anecdote about Aimee Stephens and her court case. How does this set the stage for the rest of the article? What do you think of the case? What do you think… Read More Burns Explains TERFs

Gamble Feminist Zine Culture Evolved

Let’s checkout Ione Gamble’s article, “How Feminist Zine Culture Has Evolved,” for Vice. As you read the article, consider the following discussion questions:  Gamble opens with a claim that zines are thriving while more mainstream magazines are dying. Why do you think this is happening? What do zines offer that large-scale popular magazines can’t? Why… Read More Gamble Feminist Zine Culture Evolved

Slowly on Moody

Today, we’re reading Ben Slowly’s article in the Shepherd Express, “Building Community through the ‘Moody’ Zine.” As you read the article, consider the following: What do you think of the zine’s title, Moody? What do you think of how Melissa Mursch-Rodriguez found it? Check out the Moody website. What do you think of Moody? How does… Read More Slowly on Moody

Laing Riot Grrrls

Today, we’re reading Olivia Laing’s “Riot Grrrl: When Teen Sisters Were Doing it for Themselves” from The Guardian. As you discuss in your small groups, please consider the following questions:  What does the cultural context of the early 1990s tell us about riot grrl zine culture?  How does the spirit of DIY-culture inform feminism?  Check out… Read More Laing Riot Grrrls