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    • Breaking the Binary: Failure to Adhere to the Laws of the Traditional Gender Binary

      Johnson, Riley (SUNY Brockport Department of Women and Gender Studies, 2022)
      This essay provides a framework for conceptualizing the social construction of the traditional gender binary within a patriarchal society. The research explores the history of the singular they as well as gender nonconforming identities through a socio-historical lens and utilizes the Social Role (Eagly & Wood, 2011) and Social Identity Theories (Tajfel, 1972) to argue the importance of language and performativity in conceptualizing gender identity, gender performance, and biological sex.
    • Sex-Based Discrimination in the Workplace: A Closer Look

      Heberger, Beth (SUNY Brockport Department of Women and Gender Studies, 2022)
      Workplace discrimination is common in businesses all over the United States. It is crucial to understand different components of discrimination, like bullying, the wage gap, and verbal invalidation which I discuss in this essay. I also offer a possible solution to workplace discrimination and detail the gender wage gap across time.
    • Menstruation and Restrooms: The Gender Nonconforming Community's Oppressors

      Holmes, Samantha (SUNY Brockport Department of Women and Gender Studies, 2022)
      This essay focuses on the struggles of menstruation and public bathrooms for gender nonconforming communities. This topic is important because the barriers faced by gender nonconforming communities are frequently ignored and create a harmful environment. I argue the importance of menstrual product accessibility because it is important for those who menstruate to have the necessary products available in all public spaces. I also argue for bathroom equality because everyone deserves a bathroom they feel comfortable and safe in. I hope to raise awareness about the importance of bathroom equality and convince readers of how beneficial it truly is for those who identify as gender nonconforming to be heard.
    • LGBTQIA+ Experiences in Nursing Home Settings

      Eldredge, Brandon (SUNY Brockport Department of Women and Gender Studies, 2022)
      This essay looks at the experiences of queer individuals and their treatment in healthcare settings; specifically, in nursing homes. The essay focuses on the treatment of queer workers in nursing homes based on a personal account and the treatment of queer individuals living in nursing homes based on research and stories.
    • An Impasse of Belonging: An Exploration of How Language Impacts Identity

      Martin, Meghan (SUNY Brockport Department of Women and Gender Studies, 2022)
      This essay seeks to identify how the use of language inherently impacts identity. Through the use of historical and influential texts, the essay draws attention to how language as an entity over time has evolved and adapted to continuously perpetuate inequalities. In this essay specifically, the inequalities that are discussed at length are lived and experienced by bisexual women.
    • Dissenting Voices Volume 11

      Women and Gender Studies, Senior Seminar Students (SUNY Brockport Department of Women and Gender Studies, 2022)
      Table of Contents. Opening Voices: Meghan Martin An Impasse of Belonging: An Exploration of How Gender Impacts Identity. More Voices: Brandon Eldredge: LGBTQIA+ Experiences in Nursing Home Settings. Samantha Holmes: Menstruation and Restrooms: The Gender Nonconforming Community's Oppressors. Beth Heberger: Sex-based Discrimination in the Workplace: A Closer Look. Closing Voices. Riley Johnson: Breaking the Binary: Failure to Adhere to the Laws of the Traditional Gender Binary.
    • The Spectrum: a Scholars Day Journal Volume 7 (Spring 2021)

      Executive Editor, Mitchell Christensen; Managing Editor, Mary Jo Orzech (SUNY Brockport, 2021)
      Scholars Day at SUNY Brockport was held online for two years during the Covid pandemic (2020 and 2021). The online format was challenging for students as well as conference organizers. Courses were forced to pivot to online learning almost overnight. Masks, weekly Covid testing and 6’ social distancing were the norm for those on campus. The online version of Scholars Day included a mix of posters, videos and more. This 2021 special issue of The Spectrum includes a small sample of student posters published to recognize the quality and commitment to student scholarly and creative activity that continued throughout this period.
    • Evaluating the Performance of Caching Strategies in Diverse Information-centric Network Settings

      Forbes, Rhonda-Lee T.; Kulkami, Dr. Adita (SUNY Brockport, 2021-04)
    • Growth and Seed Formation of Brachypodium sylvaticum in Genesee County, NY

      Morin, Zachary; Graham, Andie (SUNY Brockport, 2021-04)
    • When We Speak Up: Factors That Predict Willingness to Confront Expressions of Racial Prejudice

      Testone, Julianna M.; Minster, Korrine I.; Andrus, Tyra; Stroman-Surita, Aaliyah; Ratcliff, Jennifer (SUNY Brockport, 2021-04)
    • Insight of the Deepwater Sculpin Reproduction in Lake Ontario

      Ludwig, Jarrod; Weidel, Brian; O'Malley, Brian; Connerton, Mike; Rinchard, Jacques (SUNY Brockport, 2021-04)
    • Racism and the Discourse of Phobias: Negrophobia, Xenophobia and More---Dialogue with Kim and Sundstrom

      Garcia, J. L .A. (2020)
      The article discusses recism as a topic for conceptual analysis, touching on other phobias as well.
    • Intersecting Identities: Middle Eastern Women in Dual Cultures

      Al Sharifi, Zahraa (2021-01)
      Dual cultures are an experience known only to people who live in two cultures. I was inspired by my poetry and the experiences that I and my family went through as women as well as the stories of Middle Eastern women I read. They lived in dual cultures and experienced violence in their homelands alongside wars and sexism from both cultures they lived in. In the Western culture, they also experienced racism. I, as an Iraqi, tend to turn to poetry to express the variety of injustices I observed, and my people tend to do that. We are well known for our poetry that speaks about our experiences.
    • Disability Representations in High School English Curriculum

      Cunningham, Grace (2021-01)
      This essay explores the common misconceptions of disability, why disability representation is important, and provides an example of disability studies application through the novel The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (2003).
    • When I Realized I was the Gay Best Friend: Queer Media Representation and the “Coming Out” Process

      Martinez, Myah (2021-01)
      This essay examines queer representation in widespread media and its impact during the coming out process. I examine three coming out stories in popular media and use my own story to shine a light on the challenges of coming out as LGBTQIA+. I hope readers who are struggling with coming out can use these examples to voice their LGBTQIA+ stories.
    • Is Our Medical Community Failing Women? The PTSD Epidemic among Women in the United States

      Puleo, Erica (2021-01)
      PTSD has become fairly recognized within the United States Medical Community. Experts have begun to expand PTSD research beyond the confines of PTSD due to war and have begun looking at PTSD in the civilian populations. Due to this advancement in research, we now know that certain identities, like gender, can put someone at a higher risk for developing PTSD. In this essay I argue that even though we are aware that gender, and more specifically being a woman, can increase someone’s chances of developing PTSD, we still see women being misdiagnosed and mistreated by medical professionals. I examine this perspective through an analysis of current PTSD literature regarding women and compare it to my own experience as a young woman who sought out PTSD diagnosis and treatment.
    • Looking into the Prevalence of Substance Abuse among the LGBTQIA+ Population

      Levitsky, Naomi (2021-01)
      In this essay, I explore the prevalence of and reasons for substance abuse among the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, & Asexual, or LGBTQIA+ community and ways to lessen the stigma and provide for more adequate treatment opportunities.