Category Archives: Bioethics

These posts are about particular presentations at the Bioethics, Sexuality, and Gender Identity National Conference, held at Penn on Friday, Sept 21, 2012. For specific posting requirements, please visit the “Extra Credit Opportunities” page on our website.

A response to “Down and Out”

“Down and out: Ethical treatment of War Related PTSD in LGBT Veterans,” Professor Jennifer Terry (Respondent: Professor Beth Linker) Professor Terry’s presentation “Down and Out” focused on the sociopolitical forces that influence the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness in … Continue reading

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Bioethics

“Into the Future: Concluding Remarks” Presenter: David Halperin Commentator: Lance Wahlert David Halperin is a University of Michigan professor, who has written several books, including “What do Gay Men Want? An essay on Sex, Risk, and Subjectivity.” Halperin elaborated on … Continue reading

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Bioethics: Whose Body is it Anyway?

Whose Body is it Anyway? Sexual Transformation in Germany (1890 – 1933) Presenter: Sander L. Gilman, Emory Univeristy Respondent: Max Cavitch Gilman focused a great amount of his presentation on the story of Karl M. Baer and uses this to … Continue reading

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Bioethics: ACT UP

I went to Deborah K. Gould’s talk about “Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP’s Fight Against AIDS,” with Heather Love as the respondent.  Gould talked about her work in ACT UP and the role of homosexual individuals during the outbreak … Continue reading

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A Response to “Moving Politics”

Talk Title: “Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP’s Fight Against AIDS” by Deborah B. Gould Respondent: Heather Love In her talk, Deborah Gould, discussed her book, Moving Politics: Emotion and ACT UP’s Fight Against AIDS, which focused on the affective … Continue reading

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Bioethics Conference

“Down & Out: Ethical Treatment of War Related PTSD in LGBT Veterans” by Jennifer Terry Respondent: Beth Linker A central claim of this talk was that victims of PTSD should not all be ranked equally. They must be distinguished from one … Continue reading

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Bioethics: Sexual Transformation in Germany

The session I attended during the Bioethics, Sexuality, Gender Identity National Conference was called “Whose Body Is It Any Way?: Sexual Transformation in Germany, 1890-1933.” The name of the speaker was Sander L. Gilman, professor of Psychiatry at Emory University. … Continue reading

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Bioethics

“Whose Body is it Anyway?”: Sexual Transformation in Germany, 1890-1933 Sander L. Gilman, Professor of Psychiatry at Emory University Respondent: Max Cavitch, Associate Professor, Department of English One of the major claims that Gilman makes is that in Germany, sexual … Continue reading

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Bioethics Talk on HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis

Gender studies extra credit 9/21/12 The talk I attended was given by Cindy Patton and was entitled, “The Cost of Science: Knowledge and Ethics in HIV Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Trials”. The respondent was Sharrona Pearl. I chose this talk because it … Continue reading

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