The Feminist and Gender Studies Department presents “The Un-American ‘Other'” with Malone DeYoung and Susanna Penfield on Wednesday November 6, 2019 from 4-5 at Sacred Grounds.
Throughout history, the United States government has constructed human rights issues in ways that uphold American nationalism. By creating enemies out of non-US citizens, administrations justify violent action against those deemed “outsiders.” This talk will explore two areas of harmful construction: Human trafficking, discussed by Susanna, and US military intervention in Chile, discussed by Malone. In each example, the bodies of both victims and perpetrators become politicized by the US government. Anti-human trafficking efforts become anti-immigrant antagonism. The US military becomes a site to indoctrinate Latin American soldiers with heteronormative, white, middle-class values. Join us as we interrogate the harm caused by these constructions.
In this issue of the Monthly Rag I would like to highlight some senior FGS majors. Our last first block!
Mekael Daniel (FGS ’20) I am Black and Comely look upon me because I am Black, Because the sun hath looked upon me because I find poetry lovely Because I’m sweet as honey
Hello! My name is Malone DeYoung and I am a Feminist and Gender Studies major from Minneapolis, Minnesota. Since FYE when Heidi told me my paper about Hillary Clinton was sexist, I can say that I’ve grown a lot. Some things I’m proud of are bringing a current events class to the county jail, participating in FemCo, and being the only CC student ever to work at the same calling job coercing alumni to donate to our school for all four years. Some of my other highlights include never speaking in Nadia’s class and dreaming about my essays every night for Dr. Kumar. Something I look forward to this year is explaining to adults what I will be doing with my major after graduation. That said, my sage advice to CC students would be to major in FGS, or at least minor.
Hi! My name is Hailey Corkery and I am a senior double majoring in Sociology and Feminist and Gender Studies from Reston, VA. This past summer, I interned at an immigration firm in New York City and I hope to someday go to law school to study civil rights law. I’m very excited to spend my last year at Colorado College working on my senior thesis, leading Ellement (one of CC’s acapella groups), and hanging out with my wonderful friends!
I’m Judy Fisher and I am a senior FGS major from Oklahoma. I’m a member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and I spent part of my summer in Germany conducting research for my senior thesis which focuses on transnational representations of Native people. I’m excited to end my undergraduate experience where it began, in the FGS department, with wonderful professors and mentors like Heidi who I’ve known since day 1 at CC and with some of the friends I made in bridge.
I’m Susanna Penfield, a current senior double majoring in Political Science and Feminist and Gender Studies. Born and raised in central Vermont (in a town with a population smaller than CC), I appreciate fiery fall foliage, houses with no neighbors, and the taste of local maple syrup. On campus, I serve as co-chair of the Student Title IX Assistance and Resource Team (START), prose editor for Leviathan literary magazine, vice president of Cutler Publications – the board that oversees student journalism at CC – and member of the Cutthroat Rugby Team. On weekends, catch me hanging with my roommates and our pet snake.
For their final project in FG212/RM200/FM206 Critical Media Studies (Block 4 2018), Amy Bolton, Malone DeYoung, Ryan Etzwiler, Zander Jobin-Leeds, and Justine Miller critiqued print and audiovisual media representing Meghan Trainor’s “All about that Bass.” For the new media creation portion of their project, they created a new poster and music video. Scroll to the bottom of the page to see their presentation, which further explains their analytical and creation processes.
NOTE: Click here for the “All about That” Lyrics!
Created by Malone DeYoung (Editor), Jules Olliff (Editorial Assistant), Susanna Penfield (Journalist), Rachel Mintz (Journalist), and Hailey Schramm (Graphic Designer) in Block 6 2018
“I’d like to welcome you to the first issue of Pizza Face, a magazine designed as a space for you, youth of all gender identities, to learn, experiment, and come together in the process of shaping your identity in this big and sometimes scary world! Many years ago, a band called Bikini Kill said that “doing/reading/seeing/hearing cool things that validate and challenge us can help us gain strength and a sense of community.” They said these cool things help us figure out how to be happy in the world, and we agree! We hope Pizza Face can show you some cool things that will both encourage and challenge you (and that are also just plain fun)!”
—Malone DeYoung, Editor
Click here to read Pizza Face!
This video, written and produced by Malone DeYoung, Claire Hotaling, Emily McBride, and Ashley Sawyer during the First-Year Experience (FYE) section of FG110 Introduction to Feminist & Gender Studies at Colorado College during Block 1 2016, explores the relationship between hegemonic masculinity and contact sport.