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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Talent in Newspapers

on Jul 23, 2017

I’m getting on a plane but here, for your enjoyment, is a great drawing for an article in the New York Times. If only the reporting was half as good.  Filed under: Uncategorized...

Is This Racist?

on Jul 23, 2017

Saw this on Facebook as an example of racism: “She arched her black Ukrainian brows” or “he rubbed his shiny black African skin” – how do you feel about such expressions? Do you find them hateful?  P. S. I’m t...

Back Home Observations

on Jul 23, 2017

*Back in Florida, we used to tell people that we are from St Louis and we go to Florida for the cold. People stared but it was the literal truth. The heat here broke the record from 1901 yesterday. It’s 25 degrees hotter than in Fort Myers....

Free Clinic

on Jul 22, 2017

An absolutely horrific story about a free clinic in Virginia, which is many people’s only chance at seeing a doctor.  This is beyond shameful. This shit should be on every news channel 24-7 until it gets resolved. Filed unde...

ISIS Conchita

on Jul 22, 2017

‚ÄčA Jihadist attempted to flee Mosul in a disguise similar to a pantomime dame, but was caught when he forgot to shave off his beard and moustache. He didn’t forget. He is hoping for a Eurovision win now that his career with ISIS didn’t...

Sharing Outrage

on Jul 22, 2017

Klara’s favorite game right now is learning different emotional expressions.  I turned on Rachel Maddow as I packed and suddenly noticed that Klara’s was doing her enactment of an outraged expression (hands on cheeks, eyes wide open,...

Perfect Husband

on Jul 22, 2017

On vacation, N and I spend all day together every day instead of just a few hours in the evening after work. As a result, I get a chance to notice that he’s the perfect husband 10 times a day. It’s like he took classes on how to make a wo...