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 4, Issue 1 (2015)

Note from the Editor

... Dissenting Voices volume four captures seven diverse authors who employ traditional essay format to straddle an array of topics important to the Women and Gender Studies discipline. Two leading authors showcase the volume. These opening voices include an auto-ethnographic essay that uses queer and anarchist theory to examine ways fat oppression is linked to capitalism followed by an essay that teases out the erosion of intersectionality in postfeminism with a focus on representations of women as portrayed in popular music. Continuing with more voices, five submissions, varied in scope, address Disney Princesses and the Reproduction of Gender Roles, Rape Culture, Title IX and Campus Awareness, Sexual Assault in the Military, and Body Image and Self-loathing on Instagram......(Read more below).

All Voices


Dissenting Voices Volume 4 Issue 1 (Spring 2015) Complete Issue
Women and Gender Studies Senior Seminar at The College at Brockport

Opening Voices


Our Voices
Anna M. Walser, Courtney Gazda, Christopher McNeil, Taryn Mogavero, Sarah Mae Richens, Nicole Posluszny, and Emily Tanner


Note from the Editor
Barbara LeSavoy

More Voices


WMS 421 Spring 2015 Activism Photo Essay (The College at Brockport)
Women and Gender Studies Senior Seminar at The College at Brockport



Executive Editor
Barbara LeSavoy, PhD, The College at Brockport
Managing Editor
Patricia E. Maxwell, MLS, The College at Brockport
Editorial Board
Megan Obourn, PhD, The College at Brockport
Barbara Mitrano, EdD, The College at Brockport
Tristan Bridges, PhD, The College at Brockport
Amber Humphrey, MA, The College at Brockport

Issue Note

Cover image by:
Christopher McNeil (Artist)
Taryn Mogavero (Electronic Art Editor)