jocelyncee: (strong)
In the none-too-gradual countdown between now and my impending exams, I've been spending an inordinate amount of time doing... well, not nothing.  Just not as much studying for my exams as perhaps would be prudent.  A good chuck of my goofing off is at the hands of Civ III (I am NOT buying IV until after exams!  I promise!) but some of it has been reading on feminism, especially feminist blogs.

I got into this by being marginally interested in comics of the superhero variety, and being sent to Girls Read Comics by Karen Healey on  This opened up a whole can of worms, and, rather than just getting me more interested in superhero comics, this has opened my mind to many new ways of thinking, of observing, and has, most importantly, kept me reading.

And thinking.  And so very, very much.

Thus far I have learned about privilege, and that as a heterosexual cisgendered middle-class white female, I experience a good bit of privilege.  In fact, the only "strike" I have against me in the system that is our societal heritage is the female part.  So I don't get into discussions/crusades for women of color, the GLBT community or the impoverished -- although I listen.  When a group that is not privileged as I am gets up to talk, my job is to sit, listen, and get to know my privilege enough so that I can consciously avoid exercising it / benefiting from it.

In any case, I'm out of clearly laid-out comments to make right now, and I have Latin to translate.  I will be linking to read-worthy blogs on feminism as I go through this.

jocelyncee: (good-advice)
No teaching, no classes, but still the occasional bout with insomnia.

This time it was me getting all upset about a horrible haircut that my stylist hasn't given me yet. Nothing like pre-wedding panic to ruin a good night's sleep.

Funny thing is, the panic is always that I'll somehow not feel right (occasional translation: good enough). Nothing about the whys and wherefores, just that somehow I'm not going to fit the picture.

Heh. Fears haven't changed much since high school.

Usually I'm good. Usually I don't worry so much anymore about what other people think.

I guess this is just hitting me in a vulnerable spot.

Geez, I'm honest at 4 a.m. Must be the silence.

But hey, I'm all caught up on Sinfest.



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