• Dissenting Voices Volume 9 Issue 1 (Spring 2020) Complete Issue

      Earle, Courtney; McFarland, Ciarra; Newsom, Samantha; Louis-Jean, Isaiah; balkum, shantise; Wright, Megan; Obourn, Milo; State University of New York College at Brockport (1/29/2021)
      Table of Contents Opening Voices Menstruation among the Houseless in Popular Media. Courtney Earle, p. 1. Black, Young, and Endangered. Ciarra McFarland, p. 19. More Voices Bisexuality in Media: A Dangerous Game of Telephone. Samantha Newsom, p. 35. What are the Effects of American Culture on International Female Youth? Isaiah Louis-Jean, p. 49. Closing Voices The Evolution of the Black Woman. Shantise Balkum, p. 57. Trans Women in 20th Century Spain. Megan Wright, p. 65.
    • Menstruation among the Houseless in Popular Media

      Earle, Courtney; State University of New York College at Brockport (1/29/2021)
      A feminist perspective is used to determine some key themes in the representation of houseless menstruation found throughout online magazine articles.­­­
    • Black, Young, and Endangered

      McFarland, Ciarra (1/29/2021)
      Black men and boys deserve equivalent theoretical and political race and gender liberation frameworks from daily physical and emotional violence as that of women. Feminist theory should more critically consider black men and their struggles. The cases of Emmett Till and George Stinney, Jr. exemplify how Black boys' bodies have been a target of violence in the U.S. This endangerment of black boys continues, exemplified by the shooting of Tamir Rice, wrongful punishment of the Groveland Four, and forced confessions of the Central Park Five.
    • Note from the Editor

      Obourn, Milo; The College at Brockport (1/29/2021)
      I am so pleased to introduce volume nine of Dissenting Voices, a student engineered e-Journal collaboratively designed, authored, and published by undergraduate Women and Gender Studies majors as an extension of their Women and Gender Studies Senior Seminar at SUNY Brockport.
    • Trans Women in 20th Century Spain

      Wright, Megan (1/29/2021)
      This essay explores the position of trans individuals in 20th century Spain as well as the presence and representations of trans women in Spanish cinema.
    • The Evolution of the Black Woman

      balkum, shantise (1/29/2021)
      Black women have been associated with many different stereotypes such as the “Aunt Jemimah,” “Jezebel,” “Sapphire,” and “tragic mulatta.” This essay examines how stereotypes persist and how their oppressive power continues to harm Black people over time. Black women should fight back against the stereotypes that are holding us back, and we can do this by starting with the "Mammy" stereotype.
    • Bisexuality in Media: A Dangerous Game of Telephone

      Newsom, Samantha (1/29/2021)
      This paper explores the treatment of bisexual characters in television, movies, and a magazine article.
    • What are the effects of American Culture on International Female Youth?

      Louis-Jean, Isaiah (1/29/2021)
      This research examines the influence of American music videos on a focus group of women from different cultures. The women discuss how the videos impact their sense of self-esteem according to beauty standards, culture, and social interactions portrayed in the videos.
    • One Billion Rising – Brockport Breaks the Chain – 10:14am – Library [Flash Mob]

      7/28/2013
      To commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls, Brockport students and faculty joined in the ONE BILLION RISING campaign of women and men from over 200 countries that culminated in a single day of mass action. On February 14, 2013, flash mobs were organized to RISE together in dance as a call to end violence against women. The flash mobs appeared in three campus locations: (1) Drake Memorial Library; (2) Seymour Student Union; (3) Tower Fine Arts building.
    • One Billion Rising: SUNY Brockport Breaks the Chain - Noon at the Student Union [Flash Mob]

      7/28/2013
      To commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls, Brockport students and faculty joined in the ONE BILLION RISING campaign of women and men from over 200 countries that culminated in a single day of mass action. On February 14, 2013, flash mobs were organized to RISE together in dance as a call to end violence against women. The flash mobs appeared in three campus locations: (1) Drake Memorial Library; (2) Seymour Student Union; (3) Tower Fine Arts building.
    • One Billion Rising: SUNY Brockport Breaks the Chain – 2:14pm [Flash Mob at Tower Fine Arts]

      7/28/2013
      To commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls, Brockport students and faculty joined in the ONE BILLION RISING campaign of women and men from over 200 countries that culminated in a single day of mass action. On February 14, 2013, flash mobs were organized to RISE together in dance as a call to end violence against women. The flash mobs appeared in three campus locations: (1) Drake Memorial Library; (2) Seymour Student Union; (3) Tower Fine Arts building.
    • One Billion Rising: 2/14 Brockport Breaks the Chain [Dance steps]

      7/28/2013
      To commemorate the fifteenth anniversary of V-Day, a global movement to stop violence against women and girls, Brockport students and faculty joined in the ONE BILLION RISING campaign of women and men from over 200 countries that culminated in a single day of mass action. On February 14, 2013, flash mobs were organized to RISE together in dance as a call to end violence against women. This "training" video records the dance steps.
    • The Hidden Feminist Progressive of Mistral

      Clark, Laura M.; The College at Brockport, State University of New York (7/28/2013)
      This essay focuses on Gabriela Mistral, a Chilean poet well known throughout the world. Here, I focus on representations of maternity in her poetry, a selected analysis that comes from a larger work that is serving as my senior undergraduate thesis. My examination of Mistral is prompted by my interest in examining women of history who have had positive social impacts on their societies. This particular analysis of Mistral and her poetry aims to look at her representations of motherhood within a feminist theoretical framework where I argue that Mistral’s passionate and frequent use of the trope of motherhood is feminist in its inclusivity.
    • Media, Objectification and Sexual Assault

      Scala, Devone; The College at Brockport, State University of New York (7/28/2013)
      In much of the media found in the United States today, women are often portrayed in these very ways: being raped tortured and even the suggestion of murder, all for the sake of capitalism. The images found throughout this paper are actual advertisements that can be found both online and in a variety of magazines, many of which portray these situations. Advertising that simulates pornographic scenes and gang rape is problematic to everyone, but these violent and forceful sexual situations become especially problematic for women who have been sexually assaulted.
    • Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

      Dennis, Nellie A. (7/28/2013)
      The paper examines the idea of the “ideal” body image that women strive to achieve, covering the time period of the 1920s – 1990s. The analysis is primarily of narrative texts that debate body types of women that have emerged over the time periods. My research question, Can women ever officially achieve the “ideal” body image? confirms that women cannot fully present distorted social readings of body image, but they can access resources and outlets to discover that there is more to women’s identity and value than her body alone. As this paper explains, this realization is structured by a complex web of cultural influences.
    • Our Voices

      McKay, Ashley; Dennis, Nellie A.; Stanton, Molly; Clark, Laura M.; Scala, Devone; The College at Brockport, State University of New York (7/28/2013)
      We reach out to our readers in this second issue of Dissenting Voices and invite you to engage with us in the production of new knowledge and resistance. Our voices continue the commitment to inclusive community building and feminist activism boldly envisioned and initiated by the founders of Dissenting Voices.
    • Abortion: Silencing of Women’s Experiences

      Stanton, Molly; The College at Brockport, State University of New York (7/28/2013)
      The abortion debate, most known for drastic use of the terms “pro-life” and “pro-choice”, is visible throughout the media. Slogans tend to target those considering abortion in varying negative and positive manners. Laws and language play a large part in skewing and silencing women’s voices, decisions and experiences. Without capturing and understanding that women live very different lives, the abortion debate may remain silent of women’s voices. My research seeks to discover why women have abortions, how they are judged and by whom, and where their voices get lost.
    • Note from the Editor

      LeSavoy, Barbara; The College at Brockport, State University of New York (7/28/2013)
      I am thrilled to launch this second edition of Dissenting Voices, a student engineered e-Journal collaboratively designed, authored, and published by undergraduate Women and Gender Studies majors as an extension of their Women and Gender Studies Senior Seminar at the College at Brockport.
    • Interrogations of Community from the Women and Gender Studies Program at The College at Brockport

      McKay, Ashley; SUNY Brockport (7/28/2013)
      This project draws from hybrid methodologies to enact an interdisciplinary analysis of students’ articulations of community within the Women and Gender Studies Program at The College at Brockport. In order to subvert traditional colonizing research power dynamics, my own positionality as a trans* masculine queer identified person is contextualized within broader networks of power throughout. To highlight the creativity and recognition in relationships, I deploy and document “community” not to collapse any particular identities or other distinctions that exist among my co-participants, but to invite a revaluing of conventional boundaries and a rethinking about how knowledge is produced.
    • Dissenting Voices Volume 2 Issue 1 (Spring 2013) Complete Issue

      7/28/2013
      Table of Contents Opening Voices - Our Voices Ashley Mckay, Nellie Dennis, Molly Stanton, Laura Clark, & Devone Scala, i - Note from the Editor Barbara LeSavoy, ii - Interrogations of Community from the Women and Gender Studies Program at The College at Brockport Ashley Mckay, 1 - Abortion: Silencing of Women’s Experiences Molly Stanton, 25 - Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Nellie A. Dennis, 38 - Media, Objectification and Sexual Assault Devone Scala, 53 - The Hidden Feminist Progressive of Mistral Laura Clark, 68 More Voices - WMS 421 Spring 2013 Activism Photo Essay: One Billion Rising; Transgender Awareness; Stop Street Harassment, 78 - WMS 421 Spring 2013 Activism Videos: One Billion Rising: V-Day Brockport Break the Chain Flash Mobs, 79