Category Archives: gender

The Y chromosome

I came into the classroom this morning and found three of the boys in my advisory laying on the big table tossing wads of paper or colored markers or paper plates toward the tall wastebasket in the corner of the room. … Continue reading

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Albert Nobbs

Spring break is nearly over and JB and I spent a great deal of time in the evenings watching films (thank you, Netflix). We saw two Japanese films, I Wish and Adrift in Tokyo, the Korean film Walking on the … Continue reading

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Feedback: Chocolate Axe?!

Alright. I work in middle school which normalizes a lot of edgy behavior, but when TB was walking around today with a container of Axe and I had to ask him to put it away, his cohorts turned the conversation … Continue reading

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“Legitimate Rape” by the Renegade Raging Grannies

As one commenter, pdrydia, said, this is “why aging is something to look forward to.”

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For $20,000

Last week, in a final game in the classroom of Mrs. Robinson, the question was asked, “For $20,000, would you go for three months without washing, brushing your teeth, or using deodorant? Assume you could not explain your reasons to … Continue reading

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Orlando over 400 years

JB and I went to see Orlando: A Biography, Virginia Woolf‘s novel adapted by Sarah Ruhl, performed at Court Theater. This layered work, chronological from Elizabethan times to present day, is overlaid with a dreamy narrative and gender bending/ changing … Continue reading

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Confluence of calligraphy and henna

Lalla Essaydi is an artist who grew up in Morocco. Her work is about the confluence of arabic calligraphy, culturally and historically done by men usually in the transcription of the Qu’ran, and of henna painting traditionally done by women … Continue reading

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