"She was like the sad, over-dressed girl crying in the bathroom at the party filled with perky-breasted freshmen." PERFECTION.
So glad to have a new SOCH, and AHP, you are KILLING it in the alt-text!
Also, I want you to know that I finally watched Sunset Boulevard like three months ago and I have not shut up about it since.
OH AND AND AND...
I was watching TCM and they showed two movies back to back with Rita Hayworth and Joan Crawford playing the same character, and it was amazing.
@lucy snowe I like this parallel; I think it's a fair to compare them, since accommodation as Washington postulated was about working within the existing system to achieve the same gains that white men already head, whereas Du Bois challenged the system on a fundamental level, recognizing that the subjugation of black was part of the institutionalized framework of society. It's a fair analogy: Sandberg is arguing that women need to work within the capitalist system and achieve more, while hooks (and a number of other feminist thinkers) are arguing that the system is the problem, and we need to challenge it because though Sandberg's approach might help some women, it does nothing to address the institutionalized gender bias.
It gets tricky when you get to Du Bois' "Talented Tenth" idea though, so you might want to bring in like Marcus Garvey or some other more radical thinkers. I hope you go for it, and I hope I get to see the link on Feminist Wire! I'd love to read this.
I would live quite happily in this spiteful little house.
I could do this. Nutella and french fries, all day every day, maybe with a milkshake thrown in for kicks.
@Rock and Roll Ken Doll Oof, sorry! Yeah, if your boss isn't into earnest and unwittingly comical descriptions of sex, probably don't read it at work.
@Rock and Roll Ken Doll Oh, I've read it. It's epic. If you don't want to hunt down a copy, you can read an excellent review w/excerpts here:
The Playboy Sheikh's Virgin Stablegirl?
@Helvetica RIGHT?! I mean, here's the thing. In the "biracial tension" dance that Allison choreographed, I feel like I would have been more sympathetic to it if she had said, "Since I have been engaged to Twitch, I've been surprised by how unaccepting people have been of our relationship. I wanted to make a dance to express some of those emotions and how that felt for me." It did not have to be A Dance About Racism. Dance is great, but it isn't going to create world peace.
Just make a dance about something that is meaningful to you and say that and people will maybe connect with it or not, either way, at least you had a nice dance that people enjoyed.
@j-i-a Thanks. It's not a huge deal, I am just bummed because I was rooting for Jasmine and I'm really tired of Fikshun*. Amy and Jasmine should have won, forget the dudes.
*Not because he's not freaking amazing at his particular area of dance, because he is, he blows my mind. Just... yeah.
...and I hadn't watched the finale on my DVR so thanks for ruining that.