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Darth Tater's lightsaber has become a placard on which he proudly displays "This is what a FEMINIST looks like" stickers, and Han Solo has discovered that his sexual orientation is more fluid than he'd realized, as he's had meaningful relationships with Darth Tater and Becky--and now Princess Leia has arrived and is making things more complicated for him.
Becky--a Barbie doll who uses a wheelchair--has become a feminist disability activist, carrying signs and sporting a funky short haircut. In fact, she's also now wearing Dutch shoes, a gift from a master's student from Amsterdam who's been studying masculinity at CofC this semester.
All these folks have been gifts, and they often experience paradigm shifts while I'm not around. Many of the WGS students feel comfortable rearranging these folks and having a say in the activist messages they should proclaim. I'm grateful that when you walk in the door to the WGS office, this is the community you meet.
And thank you to Trey for the Princess Leia bobblehead!
And thank you to my student Hannah for taking this great picture of the office gang! The previous picture--a terrible one, taken with my cell phone, can be found here.