I saw this online today and thought it might be of interest to some of you:
Dr. Boss Sexciter for Women, a sexual stimulant, has been getting some media attention lately because of the unbelievably creepy nature of their print ads. The advertisements, clearly geared towards men, promise that the use of the product "makes women beg you for sex", also noting that it "can be taken by mouth or put in any liquid without detection"--
The Pitt Drag Show, put on by Pitt’s own Rainbow Alliance, was held Friday, April 6th, in the assembly room of the William Pitt Union. The show, which was the last event held in honor of Pride Week, surely was a great way to end the week. There were ten performers overall, including current Pitt students, Pitt alumni, and employees of the university, all of whom brought their a-game and delivered fourteen wonderful musical performances.
This week’s reading dealt with the subject of grrrl zines, which consist of self-published work by women that deal with many issues, including those related to gender. Alison Piepmeier, in the first chapter of Girl Zines: Making Media, Doing Feminism, discusses the origins of grrrl zines and their ties to modern feminist movements, namely, the second and third wave. She focuses on the connections between grrrl zines and the second wave feminist movement in particular, noting that the origins of these zines are often confused.
Hey, everyone! I’m Miranda, I’m a freshman here at Pitt. I’m pretty sure I’m going to be a linguistics/anthropology major, but I’m still figuring things out. I’m from Media, Pennsylvania, which is a small suburb of Philadelphia (it’s called ‘Everybody’s Hometown’ but nobody’s ever heard of it), and am really enjoying my Pittsburgh experience thus far. Throughout my life, I’ve always been really into theatre, though I haven’t had much time to pursue it here.