By R.M. Monk
March 23, 2009 | The Women and Gender Studies
club had a retro bake sale at the TSC patio before
spring break to promote Tuesday's "Reinventing
Fearing that selling baked goods for a feminist
cause would have been seen as sexist, the organizers
dressed as June Cleaver, the homemaker from the
1950s television program Leave It to Beaver,
to point out the sale's absurd nature.
"The hardest part was wearing heels all
day," said Katie Reeves, who co-organized
the sale with fellow student Katie Matekovic and
Dr. Brenda Cooper.
The event raked in more than $335 and featured
goods prepared by faculty, such as the "Double-A
Cupcakes" by Farol Nelson and "Male/Female"
cookies by Dr. Fran Titchener -- the male cookies
The Barbie Bash invited students to submit America's
favorite doll in an altered state to challenge
gender stereotypes and societal norms. The dolls
can be seen in the bottom of the Merril Cazier
Library or at the Women and Gender Studies club's
The winner of the People's Choice Doll will
be announced during the Barbie Bash from 3 to
5 p.m. Tuesday in the Merrill Cazier Library.
Student Katie Reeves shows off her baked goods.
/ Photo courtesy of Christie Fox