Class notes 11/14

Author Presentation on Courtney Martin, by Allie Class analysis of Marie Claire article “Forced to Be Fat,” divided by sections Section 1 Rhetoric/language used in the introduction invokes repulsion, disgust “summer camp” – establishes author as writing from a western, privileged perspective Section 2 establishes history of the country/tradition of force-feeding further shows bias: western…

Femininity and Workplace Expectations

Femininity and Workplace Expectations “Artist Documents Her Experience Dressing More Feminine To Get A Job” This is a really “real” view on femininity and transformations of women.  This word (“transformation”) is something I’ve been noticing a lot in our readings and I’ve found it to be an expectation of women to transform themselves into different roles,…

British Paraorchestra

British Paraorchestra While I’m sure you’ve all seen quite a few TED talks this year, this one I think is especially relevant and important. I first saw it my senior year of high school and every once in a while, I watch it again. As we start to talk about disability, I think it’s so…

I found this poem, and I’m in love.    when the boys pull your hair and push you to the groundduring recessI promise not to tell you that it’s because they like you.when the teachers call home to tell me thatyou pushed them to the ground in returnI’ll take you out of school early and…