Good Luck, Farewell, and Final Papers

Hi All,

So concludes The Politics of Sexuality.  I hope you found some new ways of thinking about the way society constructs identities for certain groups or bodies, how those groups or bodies resist or accept such identities, and overall how studying gender, sexuality, class, ability, geography, and race/ethnicity has developed over the years. I hope you found the class, the readings, the questions, and the discussions as a bit of a stretch intellectually (maybe personally) in our wrestling with different concepts or the authors who presented them.

Again, there’s no on Wednesday this week, as today’s class was the last time we’ll meet.  Your five to seven (5 – 7) page final paper is due via email Wednesday, December 21st by 12am (00:00).  Your paper should be double spaced with 1in. margins, in Times New Roman size 12pt font, in MLA format, with a Works Cited page with at least five (5) references. (For most of these specs, I believe they are the default in Microsoft Word/Open Office with a bit of tweaking.)  Follow this link if you need to see the three essay questions again.  Please note that if you have a draft you’d like more help with, you can email me regarding your draft until Wednesday, December 14th.

I’ll post your very last Online Response, open from today’s posting until Friday at 12am, in a moment.

It’s been fun and enlightening teaching you and I wish you the best of luck in your professional and personal endeavors.


1. According to the video, how does this alphabet function as a tool?  Given the context of the video, please define another tool and what it does.

2. Why would a conception of asexuality be important in a Politics of Sexuality course?

3. Is asexuality a deviant sexuality? How so?

Monday’s Class

Hi All,

I’ll be posting an Online Response in a moment along with a reading for Monday.

Class on Monday will be halved – the first half covering the last reading, the second half a peer review in which I’ll include myself.  So please bring the drafts you’ve completed up to this point with a third draft that has at least one (1) new paragraph.  This will give you three drafts of your final paper that have been reviewed, something I hope will help you better compose your thoughts and compile textual support as you wrap up your final.  Again, please note you can send drafts to me up to the 14th.

Final Class Date

Good News, Everyone!

Our final class is December 14th, 2016, according to the Academic Calendar.  This means that Final Exams last from the 16th to the 23rd, with your paper due the 21st.  Thanks to the student who pointed to the Academic Calendar in class.

Should you have a paper draft you’d like me to read, you’ve got until the final class day.  And as always, please let me know if you have any questions or concerns.


  1. What, if any, are the similarities between the sex tourism from the US/UK to the Caribbean and the fertility tourism from other nations to the US?
  2. Are pregnant teens deviant bodies?
  3. How does the advice to obstetricians of adolescents match that of pediatricians?  Is this because of audience (they both deal with young women) or practice (they both have certain specialties)?

Back to Your Regularly Scheduled Programming

Hi All,

I really hope that the Writing Workshop/Peer Review helped you in sorting out thoughts, articulating your ideas (in talking to your reviewers and in your drafts), and generally gave you an glimpse at what some critiques of your papers may look like.  You’ll get them back on Monday with my questions/comments, and we can discuss those then.

I’ll post readings and an Online Response shortly.