her book includes this gem:
As Jacqui Alexander asks: what would "taking the Sacred seriously mean for transnational feminism and related radical projects, beyond an institutionalized use value of theorizing marginalization?" It would mean that "the sacred would thus have to be taken as real and the belief structure of its practitioners as having effects that are real."
quoted from Alexander's "Pedagogies of Crossing: Meditations on Feminism, Sexual Politics, Memory, and the Sacred"
woke up to this anne clark classic via my fave podcast, radio etiopia:
in somewhat related news, i'm excited to be going to see Erica Lagalisse tonight at CIIS (http://www.pmpress.org/content/calendar_event.php?eid=20190202211513636)
i read her book yesterday and it touched on a few things that have been on my mind lately. surprisingly, she weighs in on culture-as-property, which is timely with the whole country billboard debacle.
celebrating a rainy end of the week with this discordant deep funk that was the hands-down winner of my weekly spotify discovery mix: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0HQ2G9-cCA
dunno how he learned it, but kiddo picked up the word "never," and he seems to understand the context in terms of time.
this has led to behavior where any time anything remotely not to his liking happens, he'll point an accusatory finger and shriek NEVER. which is often funny, but is gonna be tiresome when it manifests itself in say, a grocery store.
we went to a community fix-it night in excelsior. i was scolded for violating sewing rule number one by not choosing a thread color that would hide my repair job. it scandalized the ladies when i explained that i was choosing a bright color to celebrate repair culture.
people are a trip.
a local elmer came prepared (as elmers are wont to do) and helped the kiddo choose the right glues to fix a couple of his broken toys. good times.
today i volunteered to be the liaison between the ab617 carb grant community steering committee and their technical advisory group.
we'll be building and deploying air monitoring stations in the bayview and the data they collect will be open.
if you take a look at this air pollutant exposure map of sf, you'll see why that's a good thing: https://www.sfdph.org/dph/files/EHSdocs/AirQuality/AirPollutantExposureZoneMap.pdf
also; TIL there's only ONE "official" air monitoring station in all of SF - it's at 17th and Missouri (a former shipyard).
the one good technical decision i can attribute to SE is in how they drove adoption of 2FA - they tied it to an expanded inventory in their (at the time) flagship mmo. absolutely everyone wanted it.
also; who puts a maxlength of 32 on password1 but no maxlength on the password verification field? really?
if i take a different route to get to the create account page, the maxlength for the password becomes 20. wtf is going on over there?
i have a square enix account to play their mmo games. and a square enix store account to buy said games. now, to pre-order the next expansion, i'm being made to create a square enix membership account, which is somehow different than the other two.
only they won't let me create an account because they think i already have one, but i don't, because i didn't even know that was a thing.
every single time i choose to give this company money i feel bad for enabling their foolishness.
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