I just need to put it out there that I am SO FUCKING EXCITED for my Gender and Health class this semester.
It’s going to be an entire four months of SEXY SEXY SEXY SEX*
* And by sex, I mean gender.
IT’S JUST SO GOOD AND I HAVE NO ONE TO GEEK OUT OVER IT WITH.
My prof began by explaining that sociological efforts to re-evaluate the intersections between gender and health and especially the medicalization of gender began with feminist efforts. FEMINISTS CREATED THISAAAAAAHHHHHH.
I love these classes where gender isn’t just something thrown in to cover all the bases, like in most of my political science classes. Feminism isn’t tossed about like it’s some minor theoretical base but definitely not brought up on the final or even the midterm.
I just feel like it’s going to make me a better feminist.
THE FIRST TOPIC WE COVER IS INTERSEXUALITY. Beautiful! We have an entire week dedicated to contraception, another one to abortion. We have another week covering gender and mental health, particularly depression, which is so close to home for me. I finally get to see the film Orgasm, Inc!
I’m so fucking used to not talking constantly about my major academic and personal interest in these topics, I just assume (and have tried to bring it up, with major anecdotal failures) that no one cares to talk about them.
I’m also really excited for my political sociology class, because it’s like the perfect merge of my majors and in the first two readings already mentions the feminist movement as a major democratic movement. I love left-leaning departments, universities and people in general!
End of love rant.