What We Missed

Rep. Joe Walsh says his opponent Tammy Duckworth, a double amputee who lost both her legs in Iraq, is not a “true hero.”

More than 50 books by queer people of color.

I’ve been unable to stop thinking about Matthew McConaughey’s iliac crests long enough to organize my thoughts about Magic Mike. So read Tracy Clark-Flory, Alyssa Rosenberg, Ann Friedman, and the ladies at Bitch instead.

Virginia’s still-super-shitty ultrasound law is now in effect.

Oh darn, it seems we’ve lost our chance to take a course in how “to act like proper ladies” from a New York State Rep.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted July 3, 2012 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    He is saying out loud, what many people in the country think. I don’t see companies lining up to hire “hero” soldiers. Lets face it, most people thesedays think somebody has become a soldier because thats the best he was able to qualify for. I sincerly hope that his comments will keep more men and women out of the turdsandwich that service in the American armed forces is.

    Kids if you cant make it in the US go expact someplace you can further your education under better conditions, instead of losing your legs in Afghanistan.

  2. Posted July 3, 2012 at 9:35 pm | Permalink

    I’m in grad school, studying to be an elementary teacher. I’m VERY interested in teaching gender/being gender conscious with my future students. I’m aware that the choices a teacher makes in literature can shape the values of the class as a whole (Jacobson, 2011). I also realize that when a child has a book that they can personally identify with, the weight of the world goes away (Dewitt, 2012). One of my concerns is that studies show that literature often investigates single student variables, such as race or gender, rather than the impact of multiple student characteristics on classroom interaction (Sadker, 1991). I was hoping for some book recommendations for elementary-aged students. Any good suggestions? PLEASE e-mail me at es9781a@student.american.edu
    Thank You
    Emily

    es9781a@student.american.edu

    References:
    Dewitt, Peter. Dignity for All: Safeguarding LGBT Students. Thousand Oaks, C:, Corwin Press, 2012
    Jacobson, Tamar. Perspectives on Gender in Early Childhood Education. St. Paul, MN, Redleaf Press, 2011
    Sadker, Myra, Sadker, David, Klein, Susan. The Issue of Gender in Elementary and Secondary Education. The American Educational Research Association, VOL 17 (1991), pp. 269-364

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