Activities of the Sex and Gender Conference are as follows. All are in the Hadley Union Building, unless otherwise indicated.

Thursday, April 12

9:00 to 10:15 a.m.

  • Welcome, Ohio Room
  • Panel of students to discuss sex and gender experiences at IUP, Ohio Room

10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

  • “What About the T? Transgender Issues on Campus” (Cowles, Drapkin, and Dennison), Monongahela Room
  • Two presentations, both in the Allegheny Room:
    • “Female Characters in Videos” (King)
    • “Challenging Stereotypes of Muslim and Saudi Women” (Albalawi)
  • “Nontraditional Careers” (Cinkovic-Pesch and Westrom, Community College of Allegheny County), Conemaugh Room
  • “SLUTS! Sexual Derogation and the Sexual Double Standard” (Crawford, Scairillo, and McHugh), Susquehanna Room
  • Film The Fine Line, Ohio Room

11:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m.

  • “A Panel of LGB Issues” (Pullins and Pride Alliance), Monongahela Room
  • Two presentations, both in the Allegheny Room:
    • “Psychological Abuse as a Function of Gender” (Rakowski)
    • “Rape Proclivity and Rape” (Watson)
  • “WAGES: A Board Game” (Lassiter), Conemaugh Room
  • “Gender Awareness Exercise” (Jones and McDevitt), Susquehanna Room
  • Film Miss Representation, followed by a panel discussion, Ohio Room

1:00 to 2:00 p.m.

  • Two presentations, both in the Monongahela Room:
    • “Making Church Better: Exploring Texts Used for Oppression” (Cogar)
    • “Impact of Christianity on Sexual Behavior” (Musser)
  • Poster session: “International Women,” Atrium
  • Three presentations, Susquehanna Room:
    • “The Identity of the Queer Femme” (Berzinsky)
    • “The Politics of Body Hair” (Posner)
    • “Fashion and Form: Clothing's Effect on the Body” (Metzger)

2:00 to 3:00 p.m.

  • “Transgender Youth Policy” (Adams, Pennsylvania Student Equality Coalition), Monongahela Room
  • “Hooking Up and the Walk of Shame” (Poet and Pearlson), Allegheny Room
  • “Phenomenology of Heteronormative White Double Consciousness in James Baldwin's ‘Giovanni's Room'” (Chwala), Conemaugh Room
  • “Should We Blame the Media? Influence of Media on Students' Body Image and Sexual Behavior,” a panel discussion of students (Muchtar, moderator), Susquehanna Room

3:00 to 5:00 p.m.

  • Sex Carnival (Residence Hall Association), Atrium

3:15 to 5:00 p.m.

  • Documentary Orgasm Inc., Ohio Room

7:00 p.m.

  • Keynote Address: “Is Sex More Like Dancing or Digestion? Unpacking the Dangers and Complexities of the Medicalization of Sexuality,” Tiefer, Pratt Auditorium

Friday, April 13

9:00 a.m. to Noon

  • Workshop for graduate students and local therapists: “Integrating a Non-Medical View of Sexual Problems into Clinical Practice: The Contribution of the New View Campaign” (Tiefer), Stabley Library, Room 210


  • Student rally against sexual violence and victim blaming, Oak Grove