The ‘gay agenda’ has been about passing our apartments to each other when we...– Dean Spade from “Compliance is Gendered: Struggling for Gender Self-Determination in a Hostile Economy” (via sage-power) At one time, this actually wasn’t the agenda but it certainly is now.
shutthefuckupstraightpeople: agender-unicorn: yourfriendlyscop: No matter what conservative Christians believe, homophobia is secular. and pretending that it only exists in religious spaces is seriously fucking harmful shit because it gets het atheists thinking that they can’t be homophobic Bolding mine. preach!
Whenever the need for some pretence of communication arises, those who profit...– Audre Lorde, “Age, Race, Class, and Sex: Women Redefining Difference”, in Sister Outsider, page 114-115. (via fucknokyriarchy)
I think we need to talk about how higher education has co-opted the idea of...– Ithaca Sociology Prof. Alicia Swords. (via locusimperium)
The problems of the privileged are like rifle...
lucidstrike: The rifle isn’t aimed at you. Your faint aches do not compare to the experiences of those under fire.
Students are oversaturated with fragmented academic information, not...– —Ira Shor, _Empowering_Education_ (U Chicago P, 1992), 83. This book has been a great read so far, and I’m only three chapters in. I’ll probably post about the previous book I read, _Distinguishing_Disability_, at some point too. : angwe :. (via resmc)
A Christian Reflection on DADT Repeal...a year... →
Just finished an article on DADT repeal for Jesus Radicals. Read up!
Ministers like Midwives
Herbalists, midwives, homeopaths, acupuncturists…most of these folks don’t go to traditional universities. Where I live, these healing arts are taught in small community-based schools or through apprenticeships. Ministry is a healing art. Ministry done the right way is subversive work that, among other things, heals the wounds inflicted by the culture of death and rape. With that in...
Oppressed people do not and should not have to explain their oppression to their...– Linah Alsaafin, How obsession with “nonviolence” harms the Palestinian cause (via humanformat)
Wretch: The Day-planner →
Last week at the annual Jesus Radicals conference folks working on the wretch project ran a zine workshop. Below is a little snippet about what wretch is. For ways to contribute, check out their website. “In making wretch, we aim to produce a day-planner and resource guide for conscientious Christians who are working toward social justice and anti-political movements and those who are...
I am somehow less interested in the weight and convolutions of Einstein’s brain...– Stephen Jay Gould (via feministpizza)
Caucasian students receive more than three-quarters (76%) of all institutional...– The Distribution of Grants and Scholarships by Race i am so sick of white people coming to me talking about “affirmative action” and how there aren’t any scholarships for white kids. let me get my fucking violin out (via esaedders)
New Anarchist Press Needs a Boost... →
Giles Corey Press is looking to take their first edition of Three Word Chant, ” a journal for collecting radical thought that aims to expand our discourse and stretch the expectations of our subculture”, to print. They will also be printing several books from their summer catalog. Check out their kickstarter, throw some money their way, and rake in the awesome rewards. Three Word...
The paradox of education is precisely this — that as one begins to become...– James A. Baldwin (via theblackamericanprincess))
Workshop in the Works
Writing articles, drinking lots of coffee, planning classes, but certainly not blogging…that’s July. Right now, I am creating a workshop for this year’s Jesus Radicals gathering in Charlotte, NC. I will be presenting Just Sex: An Ethics, Consent, and Power Primer for Radical Christians on Saturday August 11th at the conference. Lots of great folks are speaking and presenting...
Students who considered themselves socialists were not so much interested in the...– bell hooks, Where We Stand (via humanformat)
QUEERING THE GAME OF LIFE: Why I'm Not Going To... →
blackgirldangerous: by Mia McKenzie It’s almost pride weekend in San Francisco. Preparations are being made for any number of festive activities. Marches, parades, parties. Right now, countless dykes are painting signs that read, “Dykes united will never be divided,” and such….
"Better Than College" Book Release
If you’re in Asheville June 20th (this Wednesday) swing by the French Broad Chocolate Lounge at 7pm for the “Better Than College” release party. A certain unschooled seminarian will be on a panel to answer all your burning questions about rising out of the university.
Creativity now is as important in education as literacy, and we should treat it...– Sir Ken Robinson from his 2006 TED talk “schools kill creativity”
Queer Teaching: some disjointed thoughts about... →
Great analysis of ableism in the university. youarenotyou: Seeing as how it’s the beginning of a new semester, I’ve spent a lot of time in the past week hearing professors talk about their classroom policies and, specifically, the obligation of all students with disabilities to 1) register with campus DS (disability services), and 2)…
North Carolina Drop-Outs Unite!
Are you considering dropping out of high school or college? A mentoring program is forming in Asheville, NC for folks seeking to leave the halls of institutional learning. If you want to take control of your education with the support of people who have already taken the leap send an email to email@example.com for more information. Friends, mentors, and apprenticeships are waiting just...
Naturally(♀)Addicted: Angela Davis - The Prison... →
Angela Davis’ work on the prison industrial complex is always timely. Study it! superheru7: Angela Davis - The Prison Industrial Complex (17 parts all MP3 files) 01 - On Becoming An Activist.mp3 02 - Race, Class & Incarceration.mp3 03 - Young Black Men & Prison.mp3 04 - Technologies Of Punishment.mp3 05 - The Specter Of Crime.mp3 06 - Political Persecution.mp3 07 -…
I'm a Radical Queer Christian...and I don't vote!
Amendment one is the current topic of conversation for North Carolina’s voting citizenry. On May 8th, ballots across the state will describe amendment one as a “constitutional amendment to provide that marriage between one man and one woman is the only domestic legal union that shall be valid or recognized by the state”. Americans have grown accustomed to seeing the words...
All people found guilty of being born are sentenced to 12 years of hard labour...– I dunno who, but it’s exactly what i think of ‘right to education’ legislation. (via scribbleblock)
Reading List: Queer Theology and Pastoral Care
From the same university that brought us the Womanist Ethics and Theology list, comes a fantastic list dealing with queer theology. If you are not familiar with queer theology this list mentions a lot of great titles that can put you in the know, including Radical Love: An Introduction to Queer Theology by Patrick Cheng. Pastoral care topics for this particular class include “LGBTQ history,...
“We wanted to see how our local people were... →
This article from the New York Daily News details the Ugandan reaction to KONY 2012.
Bigger, Fresher, Stronger, Scarier Writer's Block
I have been working on an essay for two months. The piece is intended for a blog and is less than a thousand words. In short, the writing I have been doing is not of any particular import and does not call for in-depth research. Why the hell can’t I hurry up and finish it? That is a fantastic question that deserves the bizarre answer I came upon last week. I have always been told that writing is...
Capital punishment is the most premeditated of murders, to which no criminal’s...– Albert Camus, Reflections on the Guillotine, 1957 (via thenightlightmagazine)
Elite schools pride themselves on their diversity, but that diversity is almost...– from The Disadvantages of an Elite Education by William Deresiewicz
Download a Lecture! →
“Why is the Church engaging in this model of education that requires people to go into debt?” A friend of mine attending Candler sent me this question along with a note about a person who deeply wanted to attend seminary but could not afford it. This student also included MP3s from her New Testament, Old Testament, and Systematic Theology classes. This post contains the URL to her...
Agronomic University Course
New Hope Catholic Worker Farm has just announced an Intro to Permaculture Design Course taking place at their farm in Iowa from May 27th through June 1st. Here’s the description of the class: “This ecological design course will cover such themes as: permaculture ethics and philosophy, ecological system understanding, organic food production, design concepts and techniques, natural...
Reading List: Ethics and the Economic Crisis
This list comes from Boston College. The syllabus states that it addresses “the nature of work today, the assumptions of modern economic theory, and reflections on greed, usury, risk, thrift, inequality, poverty and the common good.” In addition to the required text, students are encouraged to reference several news sources including the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life which can...
Ding an Pritch: How to find textbooks online for... →
Super useful collection of websites for college unschoolers! pompadoursandpincurls: obsessionfull: Textbooks are fucking expensive, and if your professor doesn’t require a physical copy (most don’t - they just want you to have the book at hand. Or maybe even not. Some professors literally give no fucks about whether you have the book or not)…
Reading List: Womanist Ethics and Theology
A friend sent me a handful of lists from an Episcopal theological school in New England (I’m withholding the name of the school and its exact location at their request). This list is useful for folks in seminary but is also valuable for students of womanist and feminist theory. I think it’s a shame that when I studied womanist, feminist, and gender theory in a liberal arts college I...
Forgiveness does not mean ignoring what has been done or putting a false label...– Martin Luther King Jr.
Heavy Light Reading
I love magazines. Sure, big important books are great, but I have mad appreciation for the fine art of concise writing. Over the past few months, education has been the feature story of several of my favorite magazines. In the October 2011 issue of Harper’s, a piece called “Leveling the Field: What I Learned from For-Profit Education” covers the pitfalls of proprietary...