Academia, Love Me Back

My name is Tiffany Martínez. As a McNair Fellow and student scholar, I’ve presented at national conferences in San Francisco, San Diego, and Miami. I have crafted a critical reflection piece that w…

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I’m a Democrat, despite not yet being a citizen. I’m also far from radical. But perhaps not as far from radical as I might once have been. And the last paragraph of this hits hard for me.

In Our Words

by: Raechel T. 

Last year—(probably right around the same time of the now widely-distributed Time magazine workout photo shoot)—Vice Presidential Republican candidate Paul Ryan told an interviewer for the conservative news site Human Events that, “we should not shy away from class warfare.”

During their discussion, the interviewer stated that the Democrat’s agenda is to “shake down the rich,” and asked Ryan if Republicans “are doing a successful job making the moral case for capitalism.”  “Not enough,” Ryan responded, then continued:

“We should not shy away from class warfare. We should take this head on, which is, the president is preying on the emotions of fear, envy and resentment, and he’s speaking to people in America as if they’re fixed in some class. That’s the European model. That’s the model our ancestors left to come create an opportunity society, equality of opportunity, equal protection of the law —…

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Women Are Corporations, Too: How Big Business Can Save Vaginas Everywhere

Women Are Corporations, Too: How Big Business Can Save Vaginas Everywhere.

Go read this, by Mark Nott, over at In Our Words.

Jonathan Swift would have approved of this. I certainly do, and I have more cause to, since I, too,  should probably be considering what to call myself as an LLC.

The next person I hear say “What war on women?” is going to get my pointy heeled boot ground into his or her instep.

Gah.

 

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State-Sanctioned Shaming and the Battle for Reproductive Rights | Women’s Media Center

State-Sanctioned Shaming and the Battle for Reproductive Rights | Women’s Media Center.

I wish that I could convince myself that the majority of men and women in this country weren’t either passive or active participants in shaming culture, weren’t willing to shackle women by denying them sexual – and so many other types of – freedom.

But I can’t.

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Here I Am

And perhaps here I’ll be, in the days or weeks to come. Perhaps I’ll have something worthwhile to say. Perhaps not. We shall see.

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