Archive for February, 2013

Speaker: Tara McKenzie Allison, Attorney at Law (March 5, 2013 @ 12:45 pm)

taraTara McKenzie Allison will be visiting my HDFS 5440 classroom on The Ohio State University Main Campus (Campbell Hall, Room 167) on March 5, 2013 from 12:45-2:00 pm.  Tara is local attorney with a new practice. She graciously offers her time to my students each time I teach Human Sexuality. Active in the local LGBT community, Tara is a tireless activist supporting equal rights for all people.

This is an extra credit opportunity for students enrolled in my other classes this semester who are not also currently enrolled in my 5440 this semester. If you are in another instructor’s 5440 or you’ve taken it with me previously… YES, you may come.

If you are not currently enrolled in my HDFS 5440 class and you’d like to attend, Be prepared to sit on the floor or to stand! It’s a full house.

More about Tara (from her firm’s website):

Tara M. Allison

In 1987, Tara received her undergraduate degree in Marine Engineering, from the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis. Following graduation, she served as a Commissioned Officer in the US Navy. After being honorably discharged, Tara worked as a nuclear engineer for over a decade. She is a licensed Professional Engineer.

In 1999, she partially completed a MBA degree, at the College of William and Mary, before relocating to Columbus.

In 2005, Tara graduated from Capital University Law School, cum laude, passed the Ohio Bar Exam, and was admitted to the Ohio Bar. Following graduation from law school, she has served as General Counsel / Contracts Manager for a mid-sized, construction-industry company, in Lexington, KY. In 2008, she relocated back to Columbus, in order to start her own law practice. She is a member of the Columbus Bar Association and is admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. She practices primarily in the areas of domestic/family law, Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Transgender law, contract law, construction law, and civil litigation.

Tara is an active public speaker on LGBT-related issues; she has spoken numerous times at The Ohio State University, The Ohio State University Law School, Capital University Law School, Dennison University, Ohio Northern University, Transylvania University, Columbus Alternative High School, the King Avenue United Methodist Church in Columbus, Ohio, and the LGBT Subcommittee of the Columbus Bar Association. She has been a presenter at the TransOhio Annual Transgender and Ally Symposium (2008, 2009, 2010, and 2011). She has also spoken on LGBT issues at the 2010 Ohio Diversity and Leadership Conference, the 2011 Equality Ohio CAUSE Conference at Columbus State Community College, before the Columbus Community Relations Commission, and the Columbus Police Academy.

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Naked Viewing of Nudes

David by MichelangeloCensorship by Anita ;)

David by Michelangelo
Censorship by Anita 😉

Is NUDITY natural? Artistic? Pornographic?

How many naked folks need to gather before their nakedness starts to feel normal to them?

I don’t know…

If the idea of a bunch of naked people viewing naked art is of interest to you… check this out: Nudes View Nudes (At Austrian Museum) They did get to keep their socks and shoes on, though.

osu socks

While I’m not into pushing OSU apparel, these socks are available online at everythingbuckeyestore.com

 

 

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Speaker: Arinda StormWeaver, Sensualist and Fetish Model (March 19, 2013 @ 12:45 pm)

Arinda StormWeaver will be visiting my HDFS 5440 classroom on The Ohio State University Main Campus (Campbell Hall, Room 0167) on March 19, 2013, from 12:45-2:00 pm.

This is an extra credit opportunity for students enrolled in my other classes this semester who are not also enrolled in 5440 this semester. If you are not currently enrolled in my HDFS 5440 class and you’d like to attend, be prepared to sit on the floor, the windowsill, or to stand!

Arinda had been a lifestyle Mistress for about ten years when she found that she had breast cancer. At 45, after both breasts were removed, she  started taking pictures of her hands and fingernails. A very simple question changed her life.  “Did you know there is a fetish for long fingernails?”
Arinda’s work involves several fetish arenas, including long fingernails, long toenails, long hair, smoking and foot fetishism. Her work as a sensualist has taken her overseas and she was featured in the art book Claws for Alarm by Tolu Solanke. Arinda StormWeaver maintains a no-nudity policy on her part and she discovered that the nail fetish community made it very easy for her to become well-known without taking her clothes off.
Ms Arinda with Students during her Autumn2012 visit (Students have been blurred purposely to protect their anonymity)

Ms Arinda with a few students during her Autumn2012 visit (Students have been blurred purposely to protect their privacy). Photograph by Mr. Malaprop.

The following links are provided to give interested individuals access to Ms. Arinda’s work. Inclusion of them here is not an endorsement by the instructor or the university the instructor works for. Note: Adult content may be found at these sites. Please decided for yourself if you wish to proceed and if you are under the age of consent, speak with a parent or guardian before clicking below. Thank You.

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Career Services in February

career services feb 2013

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