Spring 2024

Splash Biography


Major: Computer Science

College/Employer: University of California, Los Angeles

Year of Graduation: 2021

Picture of Sharvani Jha

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Past Classes

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X687: Intimate Justice: Reimagining Sex Ed in Splash Spring 2021 (Mar. 13, 2021)
*First day of health class* Teacher: "Don't have sex, because you will get pregnant and die! Don't have sex in the missionary position, don't have sex standing up, just don't do it, OK, promise? OK, now everybody take some rubbers." — Mean Girls (2004) --- If you've seen the movie Mean Girls, you know this scene is just for laughs. But actually, that kind of sex ed isn't too far off from the reality in U.S. high schools today. For example, did you know that only 17 states require sex ed program content to just be *medically accurate*? Yep, and there are a lot more mind-boggling facts where that came from. Or maybe you feel like you've learned enough -- you know that contraception is good and STI's are bad, and maybe some basics about sexual consent too. But I think there's a lot more to sex ed than learning what's safe and legal. If you'd like to dip your toes in some sex ed that's *feminist* (i.e. why do straight women typically orgasm less than men during sex — and how can we change that?), *inclusive* (i.e. how can we approach sex ed in an LGBTQ-inclusive way?), and *supportive* (i.e. how do we figure out our own values, boundaries, and desires regarding sex), this class is for you!