Friday, January 6, 2012

On Orenstein and Rich for Wed and Thur

Just a few notes for your other readings this week...

The Orenstein reading, from Cinderella Ate My Daughter, is in the electronic reserves. But also check out this article that just ran in the NY Times a week or so ago. As you write about these chapters and article using one of the blog post formats, i am curious to hear about what you make of all of this. Is this information new to you? Have you thought about the 'pinkification' of girl culture before?

For Thursday, you are reading a very famous article by Adrienne Rich called "Compulsory Heterosexuality and Lesbian Existence." It is a very difficult text so don't get frustrated when you read. My advice to you first to google the author and the text to see if you can get an overview before you start reading. This will help you label the file folder in your brain. Then, as you read, stay focused on trying to understand what Rich means when she says that heterosexuality is "compulsory" in our culture. Then blog about it (and include lots of links if you found sites that helped you understand her point!)


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