qsa workshop #8: smut, erotica, pornography and more
designed by talia young, firstname.lastname@example.org, fall 2000
- to familiarize people with vocabulary and examples of:
- to discuss some of the arguments for and against porn
- to talk about differences between straight and queer porn
- examples of (but not limited to):
- straight erotica - words
- straight porn - pictures
- gay male erotical - words
- gay male porn - pictures
- lesbian erotical - words
- lesbian porn - pictures
- arrange all of the materials
- secret enemy & secret bodyguard? 3-legged race? crawl through legs relay?
- go around, do names and your favorite artificial flavor
- confidentiality: not that you can't talk about what goes on here (on the contrary, please do continue discussions outside of the workshop) but don't go around saying "so-and-so was at the workshop and said such-and-such"
- respect: there are probably a lot of us coming from different places; please respect each other. feel free to disagree with each other but please use "i" statements
- no stupid questions: on a similar note, there are no stupid questions here; you should feel free to ask everything. i realize this can sometimes be a risky position to take, but i think it's important. if you think a question is offensive, you should say so, but that doesn't mean that it was stupid. anyway, we'll see how this one works.
- any others?
- go over some definitions - porn, erotica, smut
- let people look at the stuff for a while, thinking about:
- how does it make your feel?
- are there differences between straight and queer porn, and their ramifications?
- what are some of the arguments for and against the porn industry?
follow up/wrap up/conclusion:
- go around and say something you learned.
1: what is queer? |
2: queer & family |
3: (trans)gender |
4: queer sex |
5: gay marriage |
6: queer athletics
7: queer literature |
8: erotica, smut & pornography |
9: queer religion |
10: culturally mediated (a)sexuality?
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last updated 22 january 2001.