Author Archives: asillah

Do Mancaves exist at Bowdoin? Why?

Our conversation in class left me wondering, can ?? at Bowdoin be ?? Or are they inherently exclusive, and therefore, subordinate some? Off campus housing is an interesting concept at ?. It’s a way for groups to create community and escape a ? culture they may not want to be a part of. Some of these off-campus houses may function as ??, maybe even some as she-sheds? But, as great as these places are for some, they may be exclusionary and even dangerous for others. But is it fair for us to say all ?? are bad and shouldn’t exist? Or maybe we should look to ?, and wonder why people are leaving off campus to create a better community for themselves…


?? = mancaves

? = inclusive

? = Bowdoin

Can Porn be Empowering?

The discussion that evolved from my expert question concerned a ?’s agency vs. perceived agency. Is personal autonomy real if it depends on your subordination?

How can this effect a ?’s relationship with ? and with ?? We also discussed ? and ?. Can ? or sex work be ?? People were divided. I …

think that as a profession one consents to, it can be ?. There are examples (The Netherlands, for one) that show how sex work can be predominately successful

and have a place within the economy. But, historically sex work was among few jobs available to low income, cis ? of ? and trans ? of ?.

I was left questioning, what do we culturally deem as “?”? Perhaps we are looking at this from a narrow, Western lens of liberation…



? – woman

? – men

? – liberation

? – porn

? – empowering

? – color