So far, I really like it a lot. As has been true of most of my academic pursuit of women's studies, I'm finding it to be heavily dominated by white elite women, and intersectionality is seriously lacking. But, it's only week two, and one of the readings has already owned up to that, so maybe that means it will be more inclusive and full in scope as we progress.
Another advantage of the online format is that there is only one textbook, and everything else is online and free to the public. Not only did this save me money but it lets me do this...
Take my Intro to Lesbian Culture class along with me! Well, OK, don't do the assignments or whatever. But I'll post the links that I've read/watched/whatever for the week here, and you can read/watch/whatever them too. Then we can talk about them and improve our understanding and critical thinking skills and have interesting conversations and so on.
Unless no one comments and plays. Then I will stop posting and sulk back away to my secret LJ-voyeur's corner. That's legit, too.
Introduction to Lesbian History
Definitions of Terms
And then there is a brief pdf that is basically a primer on Cultural Studies. It's pretty remedial stuff, and is also copyright protected, so you can't have it.
Native Americans/ Gay Americans