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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on Jan 22, 2018

For lunch I had a cabbage salad, stewed cabbage, and fermented cabbage. The only thing missing was borscht. The funny thing is that Klara loves this stuff, too. Not the raw cabbage in the salad because she’s too little but the stewed, the boile...


on Jan 22, 2018

Instead of all those articles on people who are still happy they supported Trump, I’d like to see a few on whether people are still happy they supported Hillary. Because I’m not. If I could go back now, I’d just stay with Bernie. I...

Party Boots

on Jan 22, 2018

Klara has new rain boots. They are tall, bright-colored, covered in pictures of unicorns, and they light up at every step. This morning as we were getting ready for school, she turns to me and asks, “Mommy, where are my party boots?” Nobo...


on Jan 22, 2018

I’ve been off the news feed since this morning but now I see that finally there’s reason to be proud of Democrats. Six years of CHIP funding is a very big deal. The whole thing feels like they finally have a plan and are in control. This...


on Jan 22, 2018

The scariest thing about the government shutdown is the possibility that nobody will notice. In Spain, when no government could be elected for over a year in an unprecedented political stalemate, the effect of that on the economy was nil. The markets...

Popular FB

on Jan 21, 2018

The only really popular (with thousands of likes and hundreds of comments) English-speaking Facebooker I read is a young working class accidental mom of two from Ireland. The rest of the really popular ones in my feed are Ukrainian and Russian journa...

Concordia Development

on Jan 21, 2018

For those who follow the insanity at Concordia, here is a new development. Remember, these cases get publicized very randomly. For every one that makes a splash, there is a dozen you’ve never heard about.