Eggdodger Posted October 8, 2015 Share Posted October 8, 2015 (edited) My English teacher is a bitter old woman. She "loses" my assignments, doesn't let me make up assignments (I miss school frequently for health reasons) and tells me it was probably my fault if something is awry in her class.Worst of all, the material she hands out is 2/3rds articles from at least 20 years ago, at most 200 years ago, written by women, focused on women, and with nothing good to say about men. She cherry picks the articles that have the most passive-aggressive vitriol in them as possible.A precursor to the meat of this post: I like egalitarianism as much as the next... egalitarian, but I don't like feminist or MRA shit shoved in my face constantly. I respect first and second wave feminism in the 1900's, and women's rights as a whole historical issue, but when the teacher says things like, "Women are still in this position today!" (to an article written in the 70's) it makes me feel a little sick to my stomach. You can feel her eyes dissecting every man in the room.One article was an excerpt from a speech given during first-wave feminism about the exploitation of little girls in sweatshops before child labor laws were put into place. While she made very good points-- I mean, pretty obvious kids shouldn't be put to work at elementary age-- she only mentions little boys in that exact same position once. She says it's okay because they'll grow up to be "future breadwinners". First off... No they won't, if they die in a factory accident, which was very common for the time. Second, future breadwinner is present helpless young boy. Seriously.Another article, titled "Why I Want a Wife", should have been titled, "Why I Regret My Shitty Marriage and Will Reconsider Courting Assholes in the Future." (This was the 70's article) She described how she picked up after a man, cleaned his house, pleased him, dressed him, fed him, and how he felt entitled to cheat on her. On top of that, she quit her job and college to do all these responsibilities and bear his children. Well, I would say she described him, but she was doing so by listing "wife duties" that all wives do, and how all men respond. That's my main issue with it: the generalization of marriages. She says she, herself is a wife, and wishes she had a wife to do all the things for her that she does for her husband. Well... Why did she marry him at all if he's not what she wants in a man? I guess it was easy for her to blame social constructs, but I grew up with parents that were adults when this article was written and had a very liberal, egalitarian marriage. In fact, my mom ran her own pet shop for several years. My father, a war veteran of Vietnam, was a stay-at-home dad for me until his death. He cleaned, he did laundry, he cooked, he played with me. See, Judy Brady, I can use anecdotes to make my point, too.Anyways, boo hoo, teacher doesn't like my responses to her assignments on these articles, which weren't rude so much as... qualifying (in this context qualify would mean "to make preceding statements less strong or ideal"). I don't buy into her agenda with these biased articles, but I'm confident I may very well fail the class as a result. Everyday, I hear the strain in her voice when addressing me get more and more pained. She hates me. Edited October 8, 2015 by Eggdodger 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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