Sunday, January 09, 2011

oh patriarchy, don't you have any new tricks?

there's a story at the nytimes about Arizon's new law prohibiting
classes in ethnic studies. to here the patriarchy apologists whinge
about how the chicano students became angry instead of staying docile
little mexicans after taking the class is funny. it also makes me
think of charlotte perkins gillman being locked in a yellow room with
no books because she might become agitated. if you don't get pissed
off reading about milleniums of oppression, you're probably an
but can we please get an oppression system to fight that has some new
tricks please? i mean, keeping the brown folk and the ladies
illiterate and ignorant is sooooo 19th century.

The trouble with being poor is that it takes up all of your time.
Willem de Kooning

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