Third Wave Manifesta: Blind-Spot Central

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During Thursday’s class we were supposed to discuss potential blind spots in the thirteen point agenda produced by Bumgarder and Richards. Carolina and I found issues with point 4: “To bring down the double standard in sex and sexual health, and foster male responsibility and assertiveness in the following areas: achieving freedom from STD’s more fairly dividing the burden of family planning as well as responsibilities such as child care; and eliminating violence against women”

The wording of this point tends to leave out lesbian and gay couples. We created this meme to point out how the point should have been worded along the lines of “equal sexual responsibility among partners, regardless of sex” so that the sexual health of lesbian couples is also included.