May 26, 2009 § 1 Comment
Silvia, Phoebe and I will be talking with Susan Ettenheim and Paul Allison (my neighbor!) tomorrow on their webcast, Teachers Teaching Teachers.
Every Wednesday evening at 9:00 EST (Americas) we get together and talk about our teaching. These conversations are archived as a podcast on this blog. Together we are searching for the most effective practices in technology, studying research, and improving our knowledge of new media by using it oursleves. We have two purposes: developing teacher knowledge and leadership in our own schools and districts and putting this knowledge and leadership to work to improve student online reading and writing through the use of blogs, wikis, podcasts and webcasts.
Join us to learn more about Women’s Glib! Listen live tomorrow at 9:00pm Eastern. You can send in comments in a live chatroom, so if there’s a question you’d like to ask us, this would be a perfect forum. You can also download the podcast after it has been recorded; I will post details on that later. Thanks for listening!
May 7, 2009 § Leave a comment
What does that spell? KYLA, the latest addition to our blogging team! Her bio will be going up sometime soon, and she’ll start posting as soon as she can. Hooray! Welcome!
April 17, 2009 § 1 Comment
That we’re a little bit late on. My two-line plug for Holla Back was our 100th post!!
Starting Women’s Glib was a slightly random decision, though I’d had it at the back of my mind for a while. I am thrilled to say that it has been an immensely gratifying venture and my new preferred method of procrastination. I’m incredibly privileged to write, plan, talk, and change the world with such amazing young people.
Thanks as always for reading, commenting, ruminating.
March 7, 2009 § 1 Comment
I get to telling people I write for a feminist blog. It’s been a little over a month since I first started writing for Women’s Glib and since then, I’ve posted the link to it on my facebook and told many of my friends about it. Here are a few of the winning responses I’ve gotten:
- “A feminist blog?… Whew.”
- “No way is that going to help you get a boyfriend.” (Yes, this is the same person.)
- Raucous laughter
- Awkward silence
- “Oh… that’s… great.”
- “Women are allowed to write for blogs?”
So, by winning, I actually meant saddening. It’s upsetting to hear some of my friends respond in such a negative way. It’s like they hear the word “feminist” in any context and alarms go off in their heads. To be fair, some of the responses listed above were just said to get a rise out of me. Mostly, I just smile at these responses, since… they are kind of humorously uninformed. This isn’t to say I haven’t received positive responses – I’ve actually gotten much more positive feedback, but posting those would just be obnoxious.
Anyway, I just wanted to thank the fellow Women’s Glib writers for including me in such an amazing experience. And the people who find what we have to say worthwile. And thanks to the sexist assholes in my life for providing me with so much good material.
March 4, 2009 § 6 Comments
I’ve written about the significance of language before, in my very first post on Women’s Glib. I’m fascinated by language and linguistics, particularly from a feminist viewpoint, because the way we talk about gender and sex has tremendous bearing on the way we think and act. Little things like welcoming a class full of students by saying “hey guys,” as I wrote about in the post, are representative of much larger social issues.
I’d like to continue what that post started by announcing a new series, Language Matters. Click below the fold for the second edition of the series. « Read the rest of this entry »
February 27, 2009 § 2 Comments
1. It’s finally Friday! I know it comes around every week, but I still have a little party inside every time.
3. It’s that once-in-a-lifetime event…where Silvia turns 18! It’s been a fierce, feisty, feministy year. Happy birthday, girl. You rock.