Materials should promote citizenship, patriotism, essentials and benefits of the free enterprise system, respect for authority and respect for individual rights. Materials should not encourage or condone civil disorder, social strife or disregard of the law. Instructional materials should present positive aspects of the United States and its heritage.
JeffCo students walk out, again, over proposed history curriculum changes | CPR
high school students in this district are on their 4th day of walkouts to protest this proposed policy to shape the US History curriculum. students have organized the walkouts, are monitoring to remove “goofballs” there only to skip class, and are presenting an amazing front to protest these changes. i strongly admire their use of civil disorder and social strife to demand the right to learn.
Back at school, we were given the opportunity to order pictures of the night. I chose not to order any. I didn’t think I looked beautiful. I couldn’t bear the thought of seeing myself. I kept what I wore. Those things were beautiful.
This part of Juniper’s ode to her teenage fancy bra on Persephone
really hits me where it hurts, you know? I feel like this is a pretty common experience for women, to think about your life in terms of the things you wore and to feel like your body was never quite worthy of the nice things you put on it, and to feel like that disappointment in yourself is just part of life. And obviously that’s fucked up in innumerable ways, but how strange is it when you really think about it that women view their bodies as just a mode of transporting some pretty shit we bought? I guess not that strange when you think about how many people view our bodies as just a means to transport a baby, or as a landscape for someone else’s sexual desires or ideas about how a woman or a society should be. (via kelsium
It is a lonely feeling when someone you care about becomes a stranger.