MA & PhD programs Category

(repeating from yesterday…) Both historically and in the modern day, patriarchy stunts and diminishes both women and men, and will continue to do so until that time when women are once again regarded as both human, and an integral part of history and civilization. This is not to say, of course, that women had no […]

Woo! My prof has finally signed off on my second comps essay — I am so very relieved! Always nice to get an all-caps "EXCELLENT WORK!" too. :)  So, I'm going to start posting the various book reviews from my Women & World Religions bibliography list, interspersed with whatever other stuff I feel like posting, […]

So yes, this book is one of the most horribly self-righteous homilies on how the poor, emotionally tragically sad, snoogie-woogums-needing men are suffering SO MUCH!! by all that abuse they're foisting on the women! It's not that they actually want to dominate or anything, right? — though Gilmore has apparently forgotten some shockingly honest Indian […]

Weirdly, Gilmore also seems to be completely blind to any understanding of the concept of "patriarchy," to the point that he repeatedly enthuses about how there's no unifying external element in misogyny. But good modern research has shown us that every patriarchal culture we're aware of mandates the creation of, first: strongly separated gender roles, […]

First, an apology for starting two separate posting threads here, and then getting distracted with midterm schoolwork. Now the paper is handed in, I'll be getting those done soon, I promise. Second, fair warning: this blog entry is going to be a rant — a very ranty rant! — that will get it out of […]

Just got off the phone with the professor who is my Comps Supervisor (which is explained in the second paragraph here) for this semester, and I am so excited! As I've previously mentioned (in part 4 of the review of The End of Men) I'd been worried that my tentative dissertation subject was already obsolete. […]

Talking with male friends, the general consensus I hear seems to be that manhood is more about taking care of yourself so others do not have to do it for you, and then meeting all your other obligations as well – to family, to society, to work, and so on. What most strikes me about […]

What's even more weirdly interesting is that we've seen this sort of social upheaval in gender roles happen before — though we didn't recognize it at the time – in the inner city black communities. It started in the 1970s as manufacturing started closing the inner city factories, and then too, "the men who lived […]

Why did I find this book so disturbing? In some ways I completely agree with the author: "the picture emerging is a mirror image of the traditional gender map: men and [economic] markets on the side of the irrational and overemotional, and women on the side of the cool and levelheaded" (166; italics mine). If […]

Required classes are over for me now — apparently I am now officially EBTD (Everything But The Dissertation) or ABD (All But Dissertation), depending on who you ask. Lucky me — as if I didn't have enough alphabet soup after my name already! Let's see, just off the top of my head, I can currently […]

Bestiaries depict mythical, moralizing animals, but are also potential allegorical sparks that can bloom into brilliant mental bonfires. My bestiary is this mythologizing animal's fascinated exploration of beauty & meaning in the wonder of existence -- in the hopes of inspiring yet more joyous flares of intellectual passion.



Collie’s Bestiary