SDG: Sexuality and Music

ALA has tons of clubs, from the Science club to the Drama club to the Improv club (which by the way is amazing!) and the SDG club. A few of you are wondering what that last club was? Well for those of you who don’t know , SDG stands for the Sexuality Discussion Group and it’s an awesome club where sexuality is discussed (as the name suggests).

Discussions range from sexuality in various countries to stereotypes about sexuality and  much more! These past 2 weeks, the topic on the table has been Sexuality and Music! According to members, the discussions have been insightful, interesting and fun, and one of the club’s favorite.

Music is a relatively big part of our lives and it’s interesting to see what people on campus think about sexuality and music. Here are what a few of our campus members had to say when asked,

“What is your first thought when you think of the link between sexuality and music?”:

“I feel that some songs are too sexual and sometimes women are depicted as sex objects which I’m not a fan of and I hate that”- Won Sun

“Some kinds of music create stereotypes regarding sexuality. Some raps give off ideas of homophobia”- Soala

“Sometimes you can’t always tell an artiste’s sexuality right away through their music, for example Sam Smith and Frank Ocean”- Osadee 

“Same love by Macklemore and Ryan Lewis! I mean it has turned into an anthem for marriage equality”- Ms Suzanne

Those are just a few of the thoughts on campus regarding sexuality and music, want to share yours? Comment below or better yet, attend this week’s SDG session.

Where? In the Staffulty Lounge, behind Mr Gyampo’s house. When? Dinnertime on Thursday.

Grab your dinner from the dining hall, head over to the student kitchen and join the conversation.

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