You’ve seen Lightbulb lists. You know what I’m talking about. These are the lists of 10, 25, 50 things you can do to lower your carbon footprint today! Generally they begin with switching out your lightbulbs for CFLs (compact flourescent lights) and making sure that you unplug electronics you’re not using–your TV, computer, etc. Somewhere on […]Read more "Get Greener Today – The Fallacy of Lightbulb Lists"
I showed my freshman composition classes the documentary Waging a Living and asked for their reactions halfway through the film and again at the end. At the halfway point, my students (some, not alL) were negative: those people were wearing too much jewelry, had houses, smoked. They had too many kids (duh, they could just use […]Read more "Struggles of the Working Class"
“Oppressive language does more than represent violence. It is violence. It does more than represent the limits of knowledge. It limits knowledge…No one would take the time to understand other languages, other views, other narratives…” — Toni Morrison Since I stole the name for the blog domain and the idea of “A Counterfeit Journalist’s Blog” […]Read more "Four little words"
**Warning: Potential Trigger** I see you every morning I go to the gym, see you pounding out a hard hour on the treadmill. I can count your ribs. Your collarbone protrudes. I see your sunken cheeks. I was like you once. Not on the treadmill. The elliptical. I wasn’t thin enough, wasn’t fit enough. Wasn’t good […]Read more "To the too thin girl running at the gym"