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Forced Sex Segregation in U.S. Higher Education

Friday, April 12, 2013, from 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM


Local, state, and federal government in the US legalizes and enforces binary sex segregation. What does this mean to you? Within higher education settings, this means that your bodily, athletic, religious, and residential activities are separated based on your sex designation assigned at birth. Recent efforts to explore sex segregation focus on the benefits to LGBT populations. However, this segregation impacts everyone. Moreover, social constructions, such as gender, race, religion, class, and ability, influence this segregation. In this session, we will explore sex segregation in bathrooms, locker rooms, and bedrooms, providing the audience with information to reconstruct harmful and divisive social practices into inclusive ones.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Gain knowledge of history and future of sex segregation in bathrooms, locker rooms, and bedrooms.
2. Understand how sex segregation in these areas impacts everyone.

3. Understand sex segregation originates in fear of bodily difference as it relates to sexism, ableism, racism, and other social inequalities.

4. Be able to identify ways to interrupt sex segregation.

Piper Hall, Room 201
Laura Pearce pearce.laura.a@gmail.com
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