This: This date marks a return to sanity. To art. To poems. To reading and writing for pleasure. In the meantime, there is a lot of this:
Today's discussion topic in Anthropology class: Do we in Western societies see marriage as more for love, or more for economic reasons? Which is the stronger bond, love or economics? Selected answers from my classmates, for your reading pleasure (all responses transcribed verbatim, including grammatical and/or spelling errors): Marriage is a covenant between one man… Continue reading love & marriage, horse & carriage, whatevs.
I am taking a class on Non-Western Literature. One of my texts is the very excellent Postcolonialism: A Very Short Introduction, by Robert J.C. Young. This book is totally rocking my world. Having considered myself a good little liberal for several years now, I thought I was fairly well-versed in the concepts of occupation and… Continue reading see also: John Locke, “terra nulla”
Today has been a rough day. I started a new semester this week - I'm taking a Cultural Anthropology class, which I was pretty stoked about. But I should really have learned my lesson after that Civil Rights class, which had more than a few frustrating moments. (I think after blogging the second one, I… Continue reading friday frustration
Since my last blogging, I've exchanged some emails with a few people (including the Media Center Coordinator at RV) about the book ban. Further update coming, but in the meantime, I sent this to the local BOE today: Dear Board Members, I was raised in a traditional home by parents with strong beliefs and a… Continue reading book ban update
So I'm now into the second monthof the semester, and the Lit class is going well. The Civil Rights class, however, is another matter. Let me be clear here, because I've been consistently referring to this class as "Civil Rights." It's actually called "American Civil Rights Movement," and the college course bulletin description reads thusly:… Continue reading teachable moments
I'm taking an online course this semester on the history of the American Civil Rights movement. It's something I've always been interested in, and of course in the past few years, I've felt a connection to that movement through my involvement in the LGBT community and its struggle to repeal DADT and to gain the… Continue reading i have little interest in this topic.
Dear Financial Aid Departments Everywhere,(that includes the government and institution-specific offices)Y'all are confusing. Please stop now, and answer my questions.Sincerely,Rachel
This time out of Vacaville, CA. Thanks to Feminocracy for the heads up:A teacher's gender reassignment surgery has caught the attention of some parents who want to know why the school district didn't notify them ahead of time about the change.A music teacher at Foxboro Elementary School, who was formerly a woman, returned to school… Continue reading more transphobia