OWL 7-9 Session 7: Disability and Sexuality

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Update from Unitarian Universalist Church of Charlotte

Objective: To provide a visual story of people with disabilities as sexual.

Recommendation: Run session as listed with the Reading and the “What would you do?” activity then take 10 minutes at the end of the session to show the movie clip from MurderBall, scene 7, A Jock. This scene depicts men in wheelchairs talking about masturbation and how they are sexual with a partner. May not be suitable for less mature group. Preview both this clip and the following documentary to decide which to use with your group. You may wish to use both and, if so, time other activities appropriately.

Alternative / Add-on – show DVD, (Sex)abled, produced by University of California students. 15 minute Discussion questions

Other ideas

Instead of the 2nd half of the reading, we'll be showing the 'Wheels' episode from Glee, a series that plays Wednesday nights on FOX. This episode presents the opportunity to discuss gender roles and sexual orientation, in addition to the main focus, disability and sexuality. You can download it from either FOX or itunes. http://www.fox.com/fod/play.php?sh=glee

- Wendy Tanner, Olympia, WA

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