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What does sex mean to you?: Towards an inclusive discussion of sexuality

Western feminists (as well as society in general) have been known to impose sexualities on others, especially non-Western people. My project attempts to create a more inclusive view of sexuality by asking people to speak for themselves.
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Lena Drake

on 27 April 2010

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Transcript of What does sex mean to you?: Towards an inclusive discussion of sexuality

What does sex mean to you?: Towards an inclusive view of sexuality Imposing sexual views the project Flyer: Website: Design: Inclusive graphics and languages Target audience: Campus (close-reaching)
Internet as .pdf (far-reaching) This is the especially inclusive option,
for Third World people, through non-Western
feminist websites! Theory and the project Lena Judith Drake Western feminists (as well as society in general) have been known to impose sexualities on others, especially non-Western people. My project attempts to create a more inclusive view of sexuality by asking people to speak for themselves. What sometimes happens: Some examples: The patriarchy and societal values already constrain sexuality

Some Western feminists entirely leave out the needs of non-white, non-Western people, or speak in terms of what is best for people's sexualities in general, especially for Third World people, without actually consulting them Women in general: "her vaginal orgasm-- an orgasm which in fact does not exist" (Koedt 186)

Victims of FGM: "fragmented, alienated from her innate sexuality" (Grewal and Kaplan 527), sexless
“It is time to move beyond the Marx who found it possible to say: They cannot represent themselves; they must be represented” (Mohanty 326). An outlet without assumptions or judgment, where people speak for themselves.
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