Daily Homework

Homework for Monday, April 14

For Monday, read the following blog post, Cockblocking Rapists Is A Moral Obligation; or, How To Stop Rape Right Now by Thomas and write a one-page response.

Does the author make a convincing case that there is a problem? If yes, how? If no, why not? What does he offer as a possible solution? Do you think this is a good solution? Support all of your claims with evidence from the text.

Daily Homework, Unit 4

Homework for Friday, April 11

A 4-page draft of your Argumentative Research Paper will be due on Friday for Peer Review. Please come prepared so that you can earn credit for this assignment. I will be collecting your partial drafts and returning them to you on Monday, so you must have a physical (printed) copy with you.


Extra Credit Opportunity

SIU Progressive Masculinities Mentors and The Women’s Center are hosting a special discussion about Justin Timberlake and sexual consent. Attend and turn in a 1 page informal response to earn extra credit points for English 102.

Thursday, April 10
7 PM
Lawson Hall 231

The 20/20 Experience is the third studio album by recording artist Justin Timberlake. At the time of its release in March 2013, The 20/20 Experience was the fastest selling album in iTunes history and debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 albums chart, selling 968,000 copies in its first week. The 20/20 Experience went on to become the best selling album of 2013 in the U.S.

The album explores themes of romance and sex, but is there more beneath the surface? This session invites participants to examine The 20/20 Experience through a different set of lenses. In this discussion, we will watch several of Timberlake’s music videos to generate questions about what is being communicated to consumers of popular culture when it comes to sex and gender roles. Bring your opinions, your thoughts, your rants, and your love for popular culture!

Facilitated by Adam McCallister and Erin Barclay. For more information about the event, contact Dr. Jenn Freitag at rcsprevention2@thewomensctr.org or 618.549.4807 x251.