Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical (hermionesviolin) wrote,
Elizabeth Scripturient (the delinquent, ecumenical
hermionesviolin

I can be an academic when i care.

For Intro to Women's Studies, every week we have to post once about the readings for the following day.
  • 2-3 substantial paragraphs
  • discuss in some specific way at least one of the readings assigned for the next day’s class
  • put the reading(s) in conversation with other material assigned for that day or with pieces we’ve read or issues we’ve discussed in previous classes
Two of the articles we had to read for this coming Monday i found both troubling and frustrating in the arguments they made and also because a lot of the ways they went about making their arguments. So i was all over making my weekly post on this one. I understand the importance of learning about how people thought about things, but the idea of this being what's presented as THE texts on queerness is so bad -- though thankfully the readings for later in the week are mostly from the 1990s.

Anyway, in case anyone cares, the articles were Marilyn Frye's "To Be and Be Seen: The Politics of Reality" (1983) and Charlotte Bunch's "Not For Lesbians Only" (1975). I wrote this long post attacking a lot of things in both, bringing in Audre Lorde's "Man Child: A Black Lesbian Feminist's Response" (1979), and wanna guess how long it was? 1349 words. My last "five to seven page paper" for this class was about half as long as it was supposed to be, totalling 831 words. I could totally write a lengthy paper ripping apart these two articles, doing research to show how they are no longer applicable to today's queer. But of course i rarely get to do papers i actually care about. I am so going to get a C in this class because i can't do good work when i don't care. Jelena says she'll kill me if i get a C, though. I really don't want a C in a fucking intro class on my transcript, so we shall see.

remisa sum
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