Politics

I Got 99 Problems and Adjuncting is One…

I got my student evaluation forms the other day. They were disappointing for the following reasons. 1. My students hated many of my pedagogical choices, and things I did with intention, to benefit them, even though they created more work for me. 2. The perception of my class (but weirdly not me) was persistently negative. […]

Sometimes, A Gal’s Just Gotta Rage

By now you’ve heard about the SCOTUS  Hobby Lobby decision. SCOTUS stands for Supreme Court of The United States, but during the past few days, I’ve been rather startled by the acronym’s similarity to the word SCROTUM. If you’ve been hiding under a rock, here are some links: They Want More Ruth Bader Ginsberg is […]

Disappointing the Christian Republicans, It Hurts: 1997 – present

The last bit of this reads like I’m a PhD.  I’m not. I have a BA in English.  In the larger piece, that is clear before you get here. Hanging out with some friends this weekend, we were talking about our parents and how it’s easy to say, “I don’t care what they think,” but […]

Do You Know about the 99% Rise Movement?

It has taken me nearly 32 years, but I have finally become a fully initiated, angry, emotional, pissed off, pissed on feminist liberal.  It is embarrassing that it’s taken me this long, and there are some embarrassing explanations, and it may help you to know that I’ve been on the road for a good decade, […]

Rainy Mornings And The Working Poor

Child goes to a school that is full of poor kids.  Child is a poor kid. I am proud and resourceful, so Child’s experience of being a poor kid is different from some of the poor kids she goes to school with.  We are also not always poor.  We are never rich, but we are […]

I Made a Terrible Mistake.

I am not good at paying attention to politics. I am annoyed and saddened by the limitations of the scope of the rhetoric. I am convinced that my vote simply doesn’t matter (though I show up at the polls, just in case), and that rich people are totally in charge of this country, whatever histrionic […]

I Remembered a Thing: Temporary, Black, Lesbian College Roommates

My first roommate ever was a boy. I can’t imagine now what my parents must’ve thought, but I knew what I was doing back then, and wouldn’t be dissuaded.  Plus, I got to move to New England.  HUGE bonus.  It had been a dream since I read Cynthia Voigt (I think it was her, anyway) […]

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