In one 500-word post, please respond to both of the following questions:

  • How do this week’s readings prompt us to expand how we discuss and imagine pleasure?
  • What relationship does pleasure — from participating in sexual acts, viewing pornography or other sexualized media, etc. — have with issues of labor, racialization, and/or gender?

Include specific examples from at least two of this week’s readings.

Make sure to properly cite the readings to receive full credit. Citations should look like this: (Garcia 61) or (Garcia 2012: 61), for example. If you are paraphrasing a very general idea in the reading, you do not need to include a page number. However, direct quotes always require citations, and paraphrases of very specific ideas should have citations as well. (Paraphrases can be harder to know when to cite, so being extra cautious may help take off some of the stress.)

Lastly, remember that you need to wait after posting before others’ posts become visible to you.