When !O says she grew up in a protected world…is this different way of saying privileged?
I think some of what she says is reflected in the piece by A.Rahman Ford – in the sense that people don’t understand who he is based on how he looks. I am not sure that I understood the “Other” in relation to her personal story (it seems her life was “ok” in general) – but it does provide a basis for the point of the photographs and that people can overcome some fear of “other” when they look it in the eye.
This is a space where we can offer things to the rest of the class, continue discussions and start new threads of conversation. I moved this item from another page for your pleasure:
Annie-Rose Strasser, “Tennessee ‘Don’t Say Gay’ Bill Now Requires Teachers to Inform Parents If Their Child is Gay,” Think Progress LGBT January 30 2013. (Hat tip: Maximillian Kiehne.)
I also wondered: were there things you would have liked to bring up yesterday in class but didn’t have a chance to say because the conversation moved on? Ideas you have had since? Bring it on!
While you are at it, take a look at this video was circulated by Madeline R. Del Real.
The central arguments of this piece are very powerful and challenging, and focus on a notion of humanness that transcends race, gender and sexuality. Here are a couple that I am thinking about:
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