Clarissa's Blog

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An academic's opinions on feminism, politics, literature, philosophy, teaching, academia, and a lot more.

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Putin’s Racists

on Oct 21, 2017

The funniest article ever. I hooted with laughter: How Putin’s Russia uses Soviet-era tricks to evoke racist white fears. Putin made them racist. Sure enough.  Jeez, people, this has gotten too Freudian even for me. Filed under: Uncat...

The Snow Man

on Oct 20, 2017

The story about the plagiarizing poet doesn’t end. It turns out she thinks that the following poem is about children building a snowman: The Snow Man  WALLACE STEVENS One must have a mind of winter To regard the frost and the boughs Of the pin...

We Suck

on Oct 20, 2017

At Klara’s daycare, the kids were dressing up in costumes today. All girls got bright-colored gauzy skirts with sparkles. The boys also decided they wanted something this beautiful and put on the gauzy skirts. When I showed up, the boys lined u...

I don’t care what Bush Jr said, I don’t care who wrote the words for him, and I don’t care what those words are. I’m shocked and horrified that people are eager to proclaim that he’s not so bad after all and that we were...

Monkey Problem Solved

on Oct 19, 2017

Believe it or not, I have figured out a solution for the monkey problem, folks. I now carry a photograph of the blasted thing on my phone (the one I posted yesterday.) If I can’t produce the actual monkey, I give Klara the photograph and that m...


on Oct 19, 2017

Mathematicians never throw tantrums about how much they detest the foreign language requirement. Physicists, engineers, historians, biologists, dancers, anthropologists, chemistry majors – they all study languages enthusiastically and have fun...

Edurne Portela was a professor of Latin American literature and specialized in the Argentinian novel on the Dirty War. Then she quit her job and became a full-time writer. This is important because her novel Mejor la ausencia is extraordinary similar...