There's this gay kid in my 3100 class that has the exact same voice as this child molester I used to work with, Pat Nix. For the 2 or so of you that know him, imagine that voice as you're reading.
Kid, before class: I took a Hitchcock class last semester, and I don't want to say if you've seen one, you've seen them all, but...
Today in my women's studies class, we met with our 3-person groups we're gonna lead discussion with to discuss a reading. There was this Serbian Canadian girl with a thuggush accent that was actually in the class, and there was her cousin (?) who is trying to get in the class. The latter and I got into a, er, discussion...
Me:Not to sound overly optimistic, but things always seem to come at least almost full-circle in terms of progress...
Her:Nuh uh. Everybody's always gonna hate gay people.
Me:I can't say I agree with that.
Her:Oh no? How come?
Me:Because things do tend to get better over time for all kinds of oppressed people.
Her: Like who?
Me:Like for African Americans. We got rid of slavery awhile back.
Her:No way. Why do you think slavery doesn't still exist?
Me:Maybe because I can't go to the market and buy a black person to whip.
Her:You think racism doesn't exist anymore?
Me:Slavery and racism are kind of separate...I never said racism was gone, but things have improved to a certain extent...
Other girl:Feminism is stupid.
I'll forgive another woman's comment because she is extremely old and has great-grandchildren.
Old black woman:I'm not against lesbianism, but I don't see why they couldn't have picked a black lesbian and a black normal woman to speak.
There will be some highlights of the semester too. I get to read Vonnegut (sp?), Ginsberg, "Brokeback Mountain," "Microserfs," etc. My film class also has an amazing schedule. We've already watched two Cohen brothers' films and are watching "Royal Tenenbaums" on Mon.
Time to try and go into the bedroom without waking the puppy...