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Teaching (Hetero)Sexuality: 1960s Sexual Education Films in the United States

United States sexual education programs are not a neutral force. Sexual education programs do not simply offer lessons in anatomy and biology, but also in specific forms of gendered social behavior and heterosexuality. In Sex Goes to School, Susan K. Freeman writes that “the history of sex education could be viewed as an exercise of […]

By |2017-05-14T17:33:14-05:00May 14th, 2017|Final Essays, Joellen, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Dead Lesbian Syndrome: An Analysis of Queer Representation

Television is an integral part of American society. In Kathryn Montgomery’s book on advocacy groups and television, she writes, “Prime time [television] draws most of its material from contemporary American life […] Though the patterns of this ‘world of television’ do not match the contours of the real world, the more people consume TV’s images, […]

By |2017-05-14T16:29:03-05:00May 14th, 2017|Final Essays, Joellen, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Topic Proposal

Topic 1: Sex Education in the United States

I originally wanted to look at virginity in historical perspective: what is it? What counts as ‘losing your virginity’ and how does heteronormativity influence this topic? As I began my research, I had difficulty finding a way to contextualize virginity with evidence. Virginity is a nebulous thing, defined […]

By |2017-03-01T10:34:36-05:00March 1st, 2017|Joellen, Theme Proposal|0 Comments

Some Ideas to Improve OutHistory

From the “Welcome to OutHistory” segment on the opening page of the OutHistory website, I understood that OutHistory is meant to be a community for LGBTQ+ people and allies. The website is a place for “stories” about LGBTQ+ people in the near and distant past. Moreover, these histories are meant to be a resource for […]

By |2017-02-01T12:06:48-05:00February 1st, 2017|Joellen, OutHistory Review|0 Comments
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