I’m in a social justice sexuality studies graduate program. Which means I am a feminist, anti-racist, sex-positive, trans inclusive, binary rejecting, structure dismantling academic.
Another way of saying that: if you are a misogynistic, racist, slut-shaming, homophobe, oblivious to your privilege in society, I will call you out for your shit. And then I’ll publish it in a journal.
I’m an equal opportunity caller-outer. Fancy that. No one is exempt. Myself included. I threw together a mini-presentation about the data aggregation portion of my research plan for my thesis today. It was a way for me to get feedback from my cohort. I am afraid of losing the individual voices of the people who agree to be in my study. In all of the methodology we are being presented with, I don’t see enough examples of how to honor and respect the lived experiences of participants.
So I’m doing my best to piece together a coherent plan. This is the plan for the moment: