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LGBT Studies week one notes

by: Natalie Bradford

LGBT Studies week one notes GWS 1520

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All basic vocab/ brave and safe space definitions and rules will be on midterm.
LGBTQ Studies
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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Natalie Bradford on Friday September 16, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to GWS 1520 at Western Michigan University taught by Stone in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see LGBTQ Studies in General Studies at Western Michigan University.


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Date Created: 09/16/16
LGBT Studies Lecture notes week 1 1. Basic vocab-  Privilege- given by society based on your identity (systematic).  Oppression- lack of opportunities (systematic).  Intersectionality- acknowledging diff. Identities at the same time, both privileged and oppressed.  Critical thinking- finding information that relates to problems/problem solving/what are all the possible solutions/outcomes?  Argument- debate, opinions backed up with facts and academic evidence.  Analysis- processing information and using critical thinking skills. How we process the information and apply it to an issue and how to come to a conclusion.  Communication- the way you talk to other people/approach an audience & subject.  White Feminism- set of beliefs that allows for the exclusion of issues that specifically affect W.O.C (women of color). 2. Safe space vs. Brave space (Aaro & Clemens)-  Safe space- An area or forum where an oppressed group are not supposed to face standard mainstream stereotypes and marginalization. It gives the illusion of safety rather than the actual need for courage.  Brave space- Emphasizes the need for courage in order to accomplish goals. "A brave space is a place that allows you to speak freely, not because someone gave you permission to but because you made the decision to be vulnerable and put yourself and your opinions out there for people to hear." 3. Common rules-  #1: Agree to disagree- Used to retreat arguments that create discomfort.  #2: Don't take things personally- Preserve comfort for the privileged who allow their power and dominance to show.  #3: Challenge by choice- People choose if/when/how they might participate in an activity.  #4: Respect- show support and maintain mindfulness.  #5: No attacks- don't jump to conclusions and corner someone. 4. Controversy with civility- different views are extended and honored with a group commitment to understand the sources of disagreement and to work cooperatively toward common situations. 2


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