|Friday February 28th|
|1:50pm||‘Transgender’ Body Modification: How Gender Ideology Defines the Symbolic Function of Sexed Bodies.|
JayCee Whitehead, PhD, Pacific University
Although any person can request liposuction, rhinoplasty, or even vaginal rejuvenation procedures from medical doctors without consulting a mental health professional; in most states in the US individuals who desire body modification that would change their primary sex characteristics require a recommendation from at least one certified psychologist and/or a licensed therapist or qualified clinical social worker. Clinical practitioners who consider recommending clients for these alterations do not have one systematic procedure or standard set of criteria; instead they draw from ideological assumptions about the nature of gender identity and its relationship to sexed bodies. Drawing from qualitative interviews with 35 such practitioners, I consider how this clinical context speaks to the significance of gender ideology in defining and limiting the configuration of sexed bodies.
Bio: Jaye Cee Whitehead is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Pacific University. She received her PhD from the University of California, Berkeley in 2007. Her previous work includes an ethnography of the same-sex marriage movement and an in-depth qualitative analysis of women prison activism in California
|Friday Feb 28th at 7pm & Sunday March 2nd at Noon|
|The Willamette Monologues: A Personal Theory|
Hudson Concert Hall
Students for Feminism will be hosting Willamette's first ever production of The Willamette Monologues: A Personal Theory Friday, February 28th at 7pm and Sunday, March 2nd at noon.The performance will be free though donations are encouraged and made to Mid Valley Women's Crisis Center.
Historically, Willamette’s Students for Feminism has produced an annual performance of Eve Ensler’s play, The Vagina Monologues. Although, as an organization, we still hope to achieve the The Monologues’ goals of empowerment and raised awareness of gender-based violence, this year we hope to expand the inclusiveness of our performance by producing a student written collection of memoirs entitled The Willamette Monologues: A Personal Theory. In addition to making the production more applicable to the lives and experiences of current Willamette students, we also hope to make room for voices that The Vagina Monologues frequently silences.
*includes content that may be emotionally triggering*
|March 5th - 7th|
|33rd Annual Gender Studies Symposium|
Lews & Clark College, Miller Center on the undergraduate campus
The 33rd Annual Gender Studies Symposium explores the relationship between where we are and who we are. Our environments — whether the bathroom, internet, workplace, or sidewalk — have profound effects on the lives we lead. How do our interactions in these spaces create, support, and/or destabilize larger institutions of power such as prisons, political systems, or nations? Engage with students, scholars, activists, community leaders, and artists in thinking about relationships of gender, sexuality, and power in the locations where we find ourselves.