In the most obscure aside, one of you recommended this book to me ages ago. You’ll see the ideas again in a future something. But in my personal reflections, there is an intersection of consuming the racial other & the power of eating the cute hup.harvard.edu/catalog.php?is…
My working theory is: The aggression that “cute” evokes (guilty here; I eat babies but that’s irrelevant) merges with the desire to consume blackness in a way that makes white people —women especially because white women gatekeep cute —raging cannibals when they engage with me.
Put down what you’re playing with and look at me. Look directly at me with both your eyes and your ears. Still yourself. Hear me good:
Anyone who promises that the thing they are asking you to do for free or cheap will be “easy” and “low lift” is absolutely lying to you.
They are nice people…and they’re lying.
They like you, love you, respect you…and they’re lying.
They do not mean you any harm..and they’re lying.
Every ask is a significant commitment and you need to know that and believe it and act like it. Do it for love or to get into heaven. But just know that it will not be easy, fast, low lift, quick or anything similar.
I do not talk about it because I don't need that hassle and I'm not really talking about it now. I'm *complaining*, which is different. But somewhere along the way I started and grew a whole ass business and holy crap is it overwhelming.
The only acceptable responses to this complaining is to 1) talk private ish about me in your group chat 2) tell me how sorry you are for me 3) offer me things to feel better that is NOT bread.
You add to this the notable increase in administration that my professor job entails and it is all my least favorite things at one time.
This is the kind of fantasy people have about higher education and progressivism. It is a causal boondoggle, depends on one’s definition of “sure fire”, and has notable exceptions so notable that it begs the question of the rule altogether
Do people less likely to become conservative reactionaries become that way because they go to college or are those people just more likely to go to college? There are a few surveys that try at causation but it’s a noisy mess (and I think they’re old).
I am fine with thinking higher education is generally good but I suspect that we hit the ceiling of how many white men college can turn into liberals long ago. No reason to think that this is a trend line.
Okay so this is a great entry in Marvel’s multicultural collection. No spoilers but I could have done without Awkafina. And similar to BP, the hero is arguably the least interesting character. But the fight sequences! The looks! The women!
About 2/3 of the way through I had a hankering to count the hero’s lines of dialogue. He had like 20. 🤷🏾♀️
But honestly you’re here for the sister and the auntie. Which is maybe how it should be. I, for one, look forward to the “Marvel: Aunties” feature in the mid future.
Join us at @unc_citap as @alicetiara and I talk with @Greene_DM about his phenomenal book, “The Promise of Access: Technology, Inequality & The Political Economy of Hope.”
I have taught this book three times now, to a range of graduate students in both sociology and the iSchool. It is a great foundational text for critical organizational studies of knowledge production, STS & comparative qualitative methods.
Library science students at especially engaged with this test. In my experience so far they are quite hungry for theoretically sophisticated case studies of urban libraries. Dan’s book is great for that.
You know how hood businesses have signs with all these rules and it’s because they have NO margin for error and their customers chafe at the rules because they also have NO margin for error and so the whole thing becomes antagonistic when it should just be chicken wings & vibes?
That’s weddings to me at this point. A good delivery vehicle for chicken wings at some historical point that has been ruined by insurance and rents and wage theft and no amount of rules can fix that and no chicken wings can ever be good enough to suffer through it.
You can do the prestige credential game, sure. I know the criticisms of software engineering. But emailing a WOMAN about something MEN did to masculinize a field is some top-notch basic Bobby trolling.
The idea that she should make herself illegible to her professional field so that you can pop off about comp sci majors is a real “do I need therapy” moment.
I don’t know why but I’m a little embarrassed. A little second-hand embarrassed.
Anyway, amazing how quickly it moves from civil liberties to letting a woman know he wants to have sex with her. That’s always there in mask paranoia, of course. Women have said mask deniers miss their social dominance games. But he is EFFICIENT.