Why LGBTQI school students need your help
‘Slut', 'faggot', 'scrub’ – labels such as these are not considered to be 'bullying' in many schools, meaning that they remain uninterrupted and seen as ‘inevitable’ or just ‘jokes’. This talk will explore issues such as gendered harassment, popularity, LGBTQI self-harm and suicide to make a case for a new understanding of ‘bullying’, and explain why we need to do more to broaden understanding of gender and sexuality in school.
Victoria Rawlings teaches in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at the University of Sydney, lecturing and tutoring students on gender, sexuality, pedagogy and research methods. Her doctorate investigated the impact of gender and sexuality on school violence, policy and social structures in high schools. Following her postgraduate study, she worked in the UK for two years on a national project investigating LGBTQ youth self-harm and suicide. She has a new book that (according to her) is definitely worth purchasing or requesting for your library: Gender regulation, violence and social hierarchies in school: ‘Sluts’, ‘Gays’ and ‘Scrubs’.
6:00 PM @ Yulli's screening room
(417 Crown St, Surry Hills NSW 2010)
* Entrance over 18