So I loaned my laptop to Anne in class today due to the slight malfunction with broken links, since I was able to access Serendip on my laptop. In doing so, I closed Firefox (due to a multitude of distracting tabs open) and opened up Google Chrome. Scrolling through the talking notes, Anne was talking from the projection screen and seemed amused by an "interesting" typo--"Three Men's Texts." But as the typos continued, I remembered about Jailbreak the Patriarchy.
Jailbreak the Patriarchy is a Google Chrome app that switches any and every gendered pronoun on any and every website. Soooo
- his --> her
- patriarchy --> matriarchy
- woman --> man
- feminist --> masculist
and my favorite:
Food for thought at our dinner table.
Who goes to Bryn Mawr College? Who is at the table?
Five types of students: undergraduate, graduate, McBrides, post-bacs (post-baccalaureate), summer students
Undergraduate has the most restrictions:
- Students who can afford $52,000+ tuition or benefit from financial aid
- Fluent in English
- Can perform well on standardized testing
- Have a strong basis in academics and/or extra-curriculars
- Perform well in writing
As a result (from collegeboard.com) 1st-year students:
- 14% In-state students
- 86% Out-of-state students
- 18% Non-Resident Alien
- 64% in top 10th of graduating class
- 92% in top quarter of graduating class
- 99% in top half of graduating class
Who isn't at the table?
Kind of relating to some of the other posts people made this week, here are some pictures from when I was in NYC for my externship. I was staying with a relative and when we were walking around the city, we stopped in a store to get out of the cold while we double-checked which direction we were walking in. The pictures are blurry, but of course you can tell what they're saying because they're "color-coded."
This is an extension of my third webpaper: http://serendip.brynmawr.edu/exchange/node/11451
I have changed the names of the interviewees to First letter of first name (or initials) [dot] Initial (or hypen) noting gender [dot] abbreviation of school. So if I converted Kaye's information into this format, it would be K.F.HC. Anne would be A.F.BMC.
I also acknowledge that this project will be a work in progress and is not anywhere near finished, seeing as it's just barely started.
For our final performances/the teach-in, I worked with Katie Randall and kammy. Our performance had two halves: a world portrait of privilege (or lack thereof), and balancing privilege and precarity.
For the first activity, we did a smaller scale version of the "world portarit" village of 100 people, based on statistics from this website: http://www.100people.org/statistics_detailed_statistics.php. We focused on specific statistics, such as gender, literacy, poverty, access to electricity, etc, and scaled them down to a class of 25 people.
o 12 male
o 13 female
o 1 from North America
o 2 from Latin America/Caribbean
o 3 from Europe
o 15 from Asia
o 4 from Africa
- Overall literacy
o 20 would be able to read/write
o 5 would not
o 16 would have a secondary school education
Speaking of activism, it would be great if y'all could sign this petition for safe schools legislation in Pennsylvania, put forth by the Pennsylvania Student Equality Coalition, something that BMC's Rainbow Alliance and HC's SAGA are involved with.
The Pennsylvania Student Equality Coalition is an entirely youth-led and youth-run organization dedicated to advocacy across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on issues relating to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer youth. Comprised of leaders from youth-led LGBTQ organizations across Pennsylvania, we work in educational institutions and local communties on behalf of LGBTQ young people.