EDUCATION SHOULD BE A RIGHT
THE LIBERAL ARTS SHOULDN’T JUST BE A CULTURAL BASTION FOR THE PRIVILEGED
IF THE LIBERAL ARTS WEREN’T TRULY IMPORTANT THAN THE PRIVILEGED WOULDN’T KEEP EDUCATING THEIR CHILDREN IN LIBERAL ARTS WHILE TELLING KIDS IN URBAN SCHOOLS THAT LIBERAL ARTS DON’T MATTER, THEY JUST NEED TO STUDY “FOR THE TEST”
IT’S THE PRIVILEGED ELITE’S WAY OF HOARDING CULTURAL CAPITAL FOR THEMSELVES AND IT’S OUR DUTY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO CHALLENGE THAT
EDUCATIONAL EQUALITY FOR ALL
Today, at 72, [Shirley] Williams is a professor at Trent University and one of a number of survivors of Canada’s notorious residential schools for native children who will tell her story Wednesday at a special panel at Queen’s Park, part of a cross-cultural dialogue hosted by Lt.-Gov. David Onley…
And this is the shit that Canadians refuse to recognize in the present world. It’s funny because Canadians like to pat themselves on the back for being such peacemakers and good to people when this abuse has been going on for about a century. The last residential school closed at 1997, that was only about thirteen years ago.
Canadians like to act like our country is some fairytale land where there is no injustice at all. It’s a load of bullshit. If the only country we compare ourselves to in order to look good is that trainwreck south of the 49th parallel, where not setting our standards high enough.
Reblogging for snark.
I saw the word “gay” on a magazine cover.
I asked my mom, “What is gay?”
My mom told me, “‘Gay’ is a man who loves another man.”
I was like, “Oh.”
These notes :D
The Belgariad: leading children to ask their parents what a eunuch is since publication.
Oh hell no, I knew enough to know I wasn’t asking my mother that.
I used a dictionary :D :D :D
Eunuchs were part of my pop culture growing up so I didn’t have to ask, either.
But let’s keep talking about the Belgariad. Who else loved that Salmissra/Sadi BFF love?
Black women DID join the feminist movement but they were marginalized by the white women in the movement who wanted to specifically address their issues. They did not want to address the racism within the movement and when they were confronted by it, they ignored it. Suffragists, Alice Paul, stated race was not a feminist issue. She also worked tirelessly to get the Equal Rights Amendment, which she wrote, passed. The ERA was part of the second wave movement. Within the suffrage movement/first wave, black women were pushed to the side and created their own suffrage organizations. Ida B Wells went head to head with Alice during the Parade in Washington because Alice insisted the black women march in the back so they wouldn’t upset the southern white women. Ida B Wells was devastated by Alice Pauls racism, even though she was not surprised, and ended up marching in the front anyways as a ‘fuck you.’ Black women called white suffragists out on their racism many times and white women ignored them. Same thing happened in the second wave movement and is still happening today. Black women in the second wave movement created their own organizations so they could focus on the issues that affected them and their communities. Third wave feminist have gotten better at addressing racism and intersectionality but the movement is still problematic. Your quote just proves how they are still being marginalized by the movement in 2011 and how their work/activism is over looked.
It disgusts me to *have to* tell ya’ll: BLACK WOMEN WERE “the feminist movement”. The white suffragists and further white-centric feminist movement, the so-called “mainstream movement”, ONLY exist because of the work that done by Black and other non-white women FIRST. And I still contend that the mainstream feminist movement was a *reaction to* upper class white women being pissed off that non-white women had “rights”, voices, and power within our own communities that white women did not have within theirs, and it was sheer jealousy that women that they looked down on would dare to have those rights anywhere that spurred white women on. And yes, from the very beginning of feminism, it was *designed* to exclude poor white women and non-white women. How else could the nice white ladies organize if they didn’t have women who were subordinate to them to watch their children and keep up their homes while they went out? Feminism as we know it, the mainstream of it, was precisely created to ensure that hierarchy of keeping class and race strictly segregated.
i just want diggingforroots’ commentary here.
The thing is, Garrett Hawke’s story is not a Hero’s Journey at all.
It’s a Heroine’s Journey, and if you didn’t know that even existed, go check out the work of Maureen Murdock, who pioneered this research. (And don’t be fooled by the name – men can have Heroine’s Journeys just as much as women can have Hero’s Journeys.)
The Reader’s Digest version of her theory is this: In the Heroine’s Journey, the protagonist starts with everything she needs, loses everything she thinks she needs but really doesn’t, in order to find the power that she had within her all along. Additionally, the Heroine builds a family from her companions along the way; unlike in the Hero’s Journey, her friends do not abandon her or step aside at her critical moments, but rather help her to understand and unlock the power she had within her all along. Beating the bad guy often seems like an afterthought in a Heroine’s Journey, because it really isn’t the point – the point is coming into and owning one’s potential. Think The Wizard of Oz, or Mulan, or the best example in recent years: Tangled.
Or, you know, Dragon Age 2.” —
I’m embarrassed to say I’ve never heard of a heroine’s journey. Brilliant concept and analysis. Thank you.
I held off as long as I could, but I finally put a donation button up on my Tumblr. Tomorrow I go in for what is probably going to amount to some serious dental work, all of which is necessary, but none of which I can afford right now. My housemate has offered to help out with that, but at some point I’m going to need to pay him back because he’s not rich either. Additionally, my unemployment benefits will be running out soon, and I’m worried about how I’m going to finance my HRT after that happens. Times are tough for everyone, I know, and I don’t expect anyone to donate anything, but I also know it can’t hurt to ask. Much love to all of you. <3
Signal boost. Renee is a wonderful friend and if you can help her in any way please do. Any help that you can give will be muchly appreciated.