Q and A from the “Does Sex Matter?” panel

Panelists Carey Callahan, Nina Paley, and Corinna Cohn answer questions on “Does Sex Matter? Gender Identity vs Material Reality,” March 23 at the Urbana Free Library in Urbana Illinois.

This filled my vimeo upload limit for the week. I will post links to the first part of the panel, including our talks and statements, as soon as I get them. (For now there’s another recording on fecebook, but I am loath to ask people to spend even more time on that sinister platform.) See the First part of the panel (partially sideways!) on youtube.


Author: Nina Paley

Animator. Director. Artist. Scapegoat.

5 thoughts on “Q and A from the “Does Sex Matter?” panel”

  1. > This filled my vimeo upload limit for the week.

    How about uploading the videos to archive.org?

    The limits on archive.org uploads are unknown to me. There’s an old post about this (https://archive.org/post/379280/file-size-limit says each upload item shouldn’t exceed 10GB and shouldn’t exceed 100 files per item) but that post from 2011 appears to be out of date. Sita Sings the Blues has a 195GB file in its item, for instance (https://archive.org/download/Sita_Sings_the_Blues/SSTB_2009_02_1920x1080.mov).

    archive.org lets users download with no special software needed — no requirement to use non-free Javascript or a special downloader (like https://rg3.github.io/youtube-dl/ — a free software program called youtube-dl) to get the video. One can watch the video inline via a webpage (including your website) through the HTML5 video element or people can use their browser’s “Save link as…” (or comparably-named link saver) to save the video.

    Anyhow, if I can be of assistance I’d be happy to help.

  2. Finally watched the whole Q&A.

    Saying that ‘people declare an enemy for political power’ really hit the nail on the head for me. In just a few words it explains Trumpism, McCarthyism, and the over-the-top online stoning of liberals by other liberals.

    I had always had a hard time articulating what the motive of callout culture could be if it isn’t justice, and ‘political power’ closes the deal.

  3. Thanks for reminding me that I should read Shoshana Zuboff. In return, inspired by your remarks on compelled speech and fascism, I offer you (if you haven’t already read it) Victor Klemperer’s The language of the Third Reich : LTI, Lingua Tertii Imperii : a philologist’s notebook.

    You are so brave. Thank you for that as well as for the films!

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