Monday, September 7, 2015

Some Things I'm Reading on the Internet

I wish I could disagree with this, but . . . yeah

A very useful perspective on respectability politics that I will immediately link for my students since we are starting a respectability project next. Yay!

This and the discussion between Brittany Cooper and Melissa Harris-Perry on her MSBC show might mess around and make me respect Ms. Minaj. But that irritates me because I don't want to. Of course, her refusal to be defined or controlled by any-freaking-body is probably why even people who don't really want to watch Nicki's particular methodology (read: ME) have to acknowledge some truth in her words, if not in her images.

My children's school seems to be increasing its clubs and I'm wondering if I could start a crochet group. Are there any children who would want to learn this skill? Would they scoff? And am I good enough to even teach them? There are a couple of other groups that have connections with the assisted living homes around; maybe some of the ladies there could lend their decades of experience.

Just watched this doc in my latest Netflix binge and found the information pretty horrifying (accurate and thorough? I don't know, but definitely horrifying). Is it wrong that I was also thinking that I should get in on all this money? Cringing.