I posted before about the panel that Elizabeth Wood, my co-conspirator in Sex in the Public Square, and I are trying to organize a panel on the â€œPink Ghettoâ€ at SXSW in Austin this year. It’s about how we’re required to keep our sexualities walled off from all the other aspects of our lives — to speak publicly about what we do sexually beyond a leer or sly hints is considered a massive breach of manners and professionalism. At best, it can make your friends uncomfortable. At worst, it can get your ass fired — or never hired at all.
To get the go-ahead for the panel, we have to get it voted in, via SXSW’s online panel picker. Voting endeth tomorrow, September 21, at 11:59 pm. Please help us out by going to the site and doing some last-minute voting. And check out the other panels that I make note of in my original post, even if you’re not going.