Category: Day to Day

My Bathroom as a Design Study 0

My Bathroom as a Design Study

There are many aspects of design which companies use to market products, including variations of color, typography, balance, minimalism and use of space, proportion, and many more. For Public Relations Publications, I was asked...

International Event: Spain and Latin America Discussion Night 0

International Event: Spain and Latin America Discussion Night

On October 21, 2016, the Global Engagement Fellows hosted a discussion group at Second Wind coffee, focusing on Latin America and Spain. The discussion group consisted of students interested in studying abroad in Latin...

International Group: The Informed Citizens Discussion Group Fall 2016 0

International Group: The Informed Citizens Discussion Group Fall 2016

For my sophomore year of college, I decided to shift from an international book club to a discussion group which focuses on diving into the deep issues of current events, both domestic and foreign....

A Response to the 2016 Oklahoma State Questions 0

A Response to the 2016 Oklahoma State Questions

The 2016 general election is just around the corner, in five days to be exact. Who would have thought the presidential election would come down to Hilary Clinton vs Donald Trump? It’s something out...

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International Events: International Movie Night

In the first semester of the 2015-2016 school year, the Freshman Global Engagement Fellows all had a discussion about sharing their favorite international movies that had either inspired them, or they had simply enjoyed....

Studying Abroad 2

Studying Abroad

Thinking of a decisive answer to the question, “Where do you want to study abroad?” is a very difficult thing to do. There are many multiple places in different areas of the world that...

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International Events: “Soccer, Sex and Scandal in Brazil”

“Soccer, Sex and Scandal in Brazil” was a lecture given by anthropologist and author  Don Kulick on Tuesday, November 17. It detailed the scandal of the famous soccer star Ronaldo and his adventurous night  with three “travesties”, which Kulick described as men who decide that they want to dress like  women and get plastic surgery to look like women, however they have no desire to remove their  penis, nor do they identify as females, such as transgenders in the United States. The scandal around Ronaldo developed not because he hired prostitutes, but because the  prostitutes, including Andrea Albertino, were travesties. Andrea leaked the situation to the press, causing the scandal. I thought it was interesting how Kulick described the concept of  sexuality in Brazil, especially for men, how a general line of thought is that as long as man is  acting as the “penetrator”, and doesn’t get penetrated, he is still “straight”, even if he is having  sex with a man. However, there is also a question brought up, that if a man wanted a woman, and  not a man dressed as a woman, then why hire a travestie? This is why Ronaldo fell under so  much scrutiny, as the Brazilian public questioned his sexuality, and in turn his manhood. The idea of “I’m not gay unless I am penetrated” seems strange to me, as an American,  where the societal view on sexuality is that performing intercourse with one of the same sex  constitutes the sexuality of the act. In Brazil, however, there are very blurred lines between all of ...

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