この春学期、ICU大学院生のClaire Doranさんが、自主講座シリーズ「Fem Sex」を開講します。少人数でのディスカッションを中心としたワークショップ形式で、安心できる場・エンパワーされる場をつくることが目的です。
CGSは、この「Fem Sex」の開講を応援しています! 興味のある方はぜひ、「Fem Sex」のfacebookページ、またはwordpressにアクセスし、受講申込をしてください（春学期の開講言語は英語となります）。
Join us in exploring female sexuality this spring! Introducing FemSex at ICU
The purpose of FemSex is to create a safe space that encourages and facilitates student learning about their bodies, exploring their boundaries, desires, experiences and expands their understanding of power and privilege. Topics raise consciousness about: anatomy and physiology, the influence of social hierarchies in all reproductive choices, solo sex, partner sex, orgasm, sex work, communication, consent, relationships, gender/sex based violence, and empowerment.
FemSex promotes an environment of self-love and empowerment through knowledge gained through group discussion, reading, analysis, guest speakers, films, and writing.
FemSex is a non-credit, community based course that challenges students through exposure to diverse opinions and experiences. It is our hope that individuals leave the class with a newfound sense of empowerment and a greater understanding of how power and privilege are expressed in the world around us.
We strongly believe that everyone stands to gain something from FemSex and can contribute to the space, so we encourage folks of ALL identities to apply.
Classes will be held on Tuesdays from 4:30-6:30PM from April 15th to June 17th, with breaks on May 6th and June 10th.
Visit our website http://femsexaticu.wordpress.com and our facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/femsexaticu to check out the course syllabus and get more information. To keep the course intimate, we will be limiting the number of students to about 25 for this spring, so please apply early!
Classes will be held in English, but there will be optional readings and guest lectures available in Japanese.
Claire is a graduate student and Rotary Peace Fellow at ICU. Born and raised in California, she facilitated the FemSex class at its original campus location at UC Berkeley. FemSex has since spread to many college campuses and this will be the first time it is offered in Japan. Claire is a community mediator specializing in intercultural conflicts and conflict transformation, recently serving as Program Director at the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center in Los Angeles. She is owned by two cats named Anglerfish and Mooncalf and loves coffee, surf rock, punk, poetry, comic books and riding her bicycle down the Nogawa and Tamagawa rivers.
Alex (Asuto) Yoshida
Alex or Asuto is currently a sophomore undergraduate student at ICU. He was born in Tokyo, Japan and spent is middle and high school years in California. Since his high school junior year, he was actively involved in GSA (Gay-Straight Alliance) Network, both inside and outside of school. Alex identifies as queer pansexual trans male. Still deciding his major(s)- Sociology, MCC, or gender/sexuality studies. Loves Japanese pop culture.