just for the record (and I promise this will be the last teacher living post tonight) I feel so much gratitude toward psl for the support you have given me all the way from the fall to now in my classroom ups and downs. teaching is a real challenge and no one is more critical of the job I do than I am, but I value your opinion so highly and when you say I’m doing something good that means a lot to me. thanks thanks thanks. 💜
another and better way I know it’s almost school time is I saw my babies and they showered me with their love and I got snuggled by the four year old brother of one of my students while he earnestly informed me (at least ten times) that he always shares after hearing me suggest to the older kids they could share an extra disputed bag of chips. 😍😍😍
I know it’s almost school time because teacher BFF and I cried lots of angry tears tonight about the myriad of injustices and obstacles our students have to struggle against every day.
The fact that most guys’ first response to a woman wanting equality is “SO CAN I HIT U NOW” is sort of terrifying
Like that’s the first thing you’re concerned about? I just want equal pay and you want to punch me in the face? Cool cool
"Your voice sounds completely different in different languages. It alters your personality somehow. I don’t think people get the same feeling from you. The rhythm changes. Because the rhythm of the language is different, it changes your inner rhythm and that changes how you process everything.
When I hear myself speak French, I look at myself differently. Certain aspects will feel closer to the way I feel or the way I am and others won’t. I like that—to tour different sides of yourself. I often find when looking at people who are comfortable in many languages, they’re more comfortable talking about emotional stuff in a certain language or political stuff in another and that’s really interesting, how people relate to those languages."
went for a run this morning, having a good hair day, loving my new glasses, went to school and got to see some of my sweet angel children today. feeling good except for like oh god what am I going to do with classroom this year??? working on it though.
"I align myself with people who support my growth. If you meet someone whose soul is not aligned with yours, send them love and move along."
Literature that helps inform masses of people, that helps individuals understand feminist thinking and feminist politics, needs to be written in a wide range of styles and formats. We need work that is especially geared towards youth culture. No one produces this work in academic settings. Without abandoning women’s studies programs which are already at risk at colleges and universities as conservatives seek to undo the changes created by struggles for gender justice, we need feminist studies that is community-based.
[…] By failing to create a mass-based educational movement to teach everyone about feminism we allow mainstream patriarchal mass media to remain the primary place where folks learn about feminism, and most of what they learn is negative. Teaching feminist thought and theory to everyone means that we have to reach beyond the academic and even the written word. Masses of folks lack the skills to read most feminist books. Books on tape, songs, radio and television are all ways to share feminist knowledge. […] This is a step in the right direction.
If we do not work to create mass-based movement which offers feminist education to everyone, females and males, feminist theory and practice will always be undermined by the negative information produced in most mainstream media. The citizens of this nation cannot know the positive contributions feminist movement has made to all our lives if we do not highlight these gains. Constructive feminist contributions to the well-being of our communities and society are often appropriated by the dominant culture which then projects negative representations of feminism. Most people have no understanding of the myriad ways feminism has positively changed all our lives. Sharing feminist thought and practice sustains feminist movement. Feminist knowledge is for everybody.
#THIS IS MY WHOLE LIFE
#MISOGYNY MISOGYNY MISOGYNY
girls being kept out of the sciences and pushed into the humanities; the humanities being valued less in our society than the sciences; and the humanities and sciences being looked at as stark opposites that couldn’t possibly be enjoyed for the same reasons are all problems that need to in some degree be tackled together
#oh thank god now we know
not wanting to date someone because you aren’t physically attracted to them doesn’t make you an asshole
wanting to sit at home watching TV instead of hanging out with people doesn’t make you an asshole
cutting off a friendship that was not satisfying to you doesn’t make you an asshole
you know what does make you an asshole? self promoting on other people’s posts
“His magic ring he kept a great secret, for he chiefly used it when unpleasant callers came.”
owns arguably the most valuable and powerful artifact in middle earth
uses it to avoid uncomfortable social interactions
this is why Bilbo is my hero