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Faris, Michael J. "Sex-Education Comics: Feminist and queer approaches to alternative sex education." Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics 3. 1 2019. Accessed 29 May. 2019. <http://journalofmultimo ...>. 
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Resource type: Web Article
Language: en: English
Peer reviewed
BibTeX citation key: Faris2019
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Categories: General
Keywords: Didactics, Gender, Rhetoric, Sexuality
Creators: Faris
Collection: Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics
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This article argues that sex-education comics serve as sponsors of readers’ sexual literacy and agency, providing an inclusive, feminist, and queer positionality that promotes sexuality as a techné, one that is not merely technical but also civic and relational. These comics don’t solely teach technical information about sex (like anatomy and preventing the spread of sexually transmitted diseases); they also provide material that explores the significance of sexuality in developing one’s identity and in being in relation with others. These comics take a feminist, queer, and inclusive positionality (in opposition to mainstream sex education and to normative regimes of sex, sexuality, and gender), deploy autobiography, prioritize emotions and relations, and provide technical information that shapes the attitudes of readers. Consequently, through the use of multiple modes in comics form, they teach sex and sexuality as a techné—civic practices that are generative of new ways of relating with others and being in the world.
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