Daily Work


posted Jun 6, 2017, 8:07 AM by Michelle Ruth Frindell

What you do:
--Read all four articles, jotting notes about the pros and cons of allowing speakers on campus who espouse or promote hateful ideas.
--What do you think?  How would you define hate speech?  Should it be allowed on campus in the form of invited speakers?


posted May 30, 2017, 4:20 PM by Michelle Ruth Frindell


posted May 26, 2017, 8:08 AM by Michelle Ruth Frindell   [ updated May 26, 2017, 9:01 AM ]


posted May 25, 2017, 12:57 PM by Michelle Ruth Frindell


posted May 16, 2017, 8:20 AM by Michelle Ruth Frindell

Dear Students,

I am so sorry to be out sick today.  To be ready to continue our discussion of The Kite Runner and sexual assault, please do the following:

  1. Read ch. 12 to be ready for Thursday.
  2. Read at least 3 of the following pieces and answer the questions below:
      1. https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/insight-therapy/201602/rape-is-not-only-about-power-it-s-also-about-sex

      2. https://www.mnsu.edu/varp/assault/myths.html

      3. https://www.rainn.org/articles/what-is-consent

      4. Video explaining consent via a metaphor

      5. A woman’s perspective: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/hanna-brooks-olsen/why-some-women-smile-men-sexually-harass_b_9329138.html

      6. A woman’s perspective: http://www.renegademothering.com/2017/05/11/point-women-simply-burn-ground/

      7. A woman’s perspective: http://www.newyorker.com/culture/culture-desk/the-power-of-yesallwomen

      8. A woman’s perspective: “Dear Daddy” video on violence against women

      9. A man’s perspective:  https://www.theplayerstribune.com/deandre-levy-sexual-assault-awareness/

      10. A man’s perspective: http://www.cracked.com/blog/how-men-are-trained-to-think-sexual-assault-no-big-deal/

      11. http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/ap-sex-assaults-in-high-school-sports-minimized-as-hazing/

      12. An LGBTQ+ perspective:  Spoken Word poem:  “When My Rapist Showed Up in ‘People You May Know’”

      13. An LGBTQ+ perspective: http://coavp.org/sites/default/files/Myths%20Regarding%20LGBTQ%20People%20and%20Sexual%20Violence.pdf

What do you see of the ways we experience sex in our culture?  (This means in your micro-culture of your family and community, as well as in the culture surrounding you via music, advertising, tv and film, magazines, literature, and your greater community of people you might not know.)

How can we as individuals work toward a culture that respects all individuals physically and emotionally?  What choices can you make on a daily basis to push back against the dominant culture of violence associated with sex, as well as traditional gender expectations?


posted May 15, 2017, 3:04 PM by Michelle Ruth Frindell

  • Power, Violence, and the Main Crisis in The Kite Runner:
    • Discussion questions around ch. 7 (Hassan and lamb allusion; Amir's behavior during and after the alley scene)
  • Masculinity:  "10 Responses to the Phrase 'Man Up'" (spoken word poem by Guante)


posted May 10, 2017, 8:32 AM by Michelle Ruth Frindell

See Google Classroom for today's assignment!


posted May 5, 2017, 8:22 AM by Michelle Ruth Frindell

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