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Dissenting Voices is a student engineered eJournal collaboratively designed, authored, and published by undergraduate Women and Gender Studies majors in connection with their Women and Gender Studies Senior Seminar at the College at Brockport. Dissenting Voices grows out of a course learning structure through which Women and Gender Studies students could reflect upon their undergraduate experience in the discipline, and through engagement, activism, and synthesis of acquired knowledge, establish a theoretical foundation to inform future feminist practices. Course readings comprised students’ discipline-specific interests, enabling an intellectual forum in which majors dialogued on a women and gender focused topic. This work culminated in a meaningful capstone project grounded in contemporary and emerging feminist scholarship. Journal topics span issues organic to college campuses and surrounding communities. In broader strokes, they call into question contested gender equity measures overlaying home and nation. Dissenting Voices preserves the authenticity of student voice, sanctioning a wide range of ability and talent as engendered within students’ senior seminar coursework.

Current Issue: Volume 2, Issue 1 (2013)

Note from the Editor

This second volume of Dissenting Voices captures an array of topics important to the Women and Gender Studies discipline as examined by diverse student voices. Authors employ traditional essay format but also play with poetry and images in ways that infuse texture and dimension into the volume. The opening essay, an empirical interrogation of community within Women and Gender Studies, concludes with a poem that the author performed as part of our 2/14 V-Day, One Billion Rising movement. Four additional submissions include a study on abortion and women’s voice that opens with a provocative zine cover, an examination of body image and media that integrates poetic narrative, an analysis of media objectification and sexual assault that mixes images with text, and a feminist theoretical reading of Chilean poet Gabriella Mistral’s treatment of motherhood...(Read more below).

All Voices

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Dissenting Voices Volume 2 Issue 1 (Spring 2013) Complete Issue
Women and Gender Studies Senior Seminar at The College at Brockport

Opening Voices

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Our Voices
Ashley McKay, Nellie A. Dennis, Molly Stanton, Laura M. Clark, and Devone Scala

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Note from the Editor
Barbara LeSavoy

More Voices

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WMS 421 Spring 2013 Activism Videos: V-Day Brockport Dances in Opposition to Violence Against Women
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One Billion Rising: 2/14 Brockport Breaks the Chain [Dance steps]
Women and Gender Studies Senior Seminar at The College at Brockport

 

One Billion Rising – Brockport Breaks the Chain – 10:14am – Library [Flash Mob]
Women and Gender Studies Senior Seminar at The College at Brockport

 

One Billion Rising: SUNY Brockport Breaks the Chain - Noon at the Student Union [Flash Mob]
Women and Gender Studies Senior Seminar at The College at Brockport

 

One Billion Rising: SUNY Brockport Breaks the Chain – 2:14pm [Flash Mob at Tower Fine Arts]
Women and Gender Studies Senior Seminar at The College at Brockport

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Editors

Executive Editor
Barbara LeSavoy, PhD, The College at Brockport
Managing Editor
Patricia E. Maxwell, MLS, The College at Brockport
Editorial Board
Megan L. Obourn, PhD, The College at Brockport
Jennifer M. Lloyd, PhD, The College at Brockport Emerita
Barbara Mitrano, EdD, The College at Brockport
Tristan S. Bridges, PhD, The College at Brockport
Amber A. Humphrey, MA, The College at Brockport

Issue Note

Cover image
Devone Scala