I use the Things On My Mind series to share collections of working, not necessarily related, ideas that don’t (yet, anyway) warrant their own article or have another home. Law and Order: Special Victims Unit receives its fair share of criticism, much of it warranted; however, here I want to mainly recognize some of LawContinue reading “Film and Television – Things On My Mind Series, #8”
Minimum Wage I’m often interested in what people ignore or don’t see that is right before them. Although it has been disproven with data again and again, people persist in believing that most minimum wage workers are teenagers looking for extra spending money. In reality, the vast majority of minimum wage workers are adults, theContinue reading “Power in Everyday life, Religion, and Politics – Things On My Mind Series, #7”
The Brady Bunch contributes to the erasure of women of Color. According to the overwhelming majority of historical evidence, in real life situations, “Alice” (Ann B. Davis) would have been Black or, given its setting in California, Mexican, Chinese, or Japanese. Alice effectively erases important issues of sex, race, and class and the related intersectionalities andContinue reading “Culture, Culture, and Culture – Things On My Mind Series, #6”
Before going to bed this evening, I wanted to make a quick blog about a number of different things on my mind. I have read so many books the past few months that I can’t keep track of all of them! (I’ve started reading books on my iPad through the Kindle App and love it!) AContinue reading “Books, China, Exams, Gender, Stereotype Threat, and More – Things On My Mind, Series #5”
I’ve had several thoughts things on my mind today, and I’d like to share those with you. Today after having lunch with my mother we went to Bath and Body Works. I enjoyed looking around at the different products and enjoying the different smells. I was basically off in my own world until I heardContinue reading “Elitism and Social Pressure: Discounts, “Clean Food,” and Gender – Things On My Mind, Series #4″
This has been a busy and quick month! I was sick with the stomach flu for a week, had a few full days of medical appointments, and have been working on the final parts of my dissertation, as much as possible. During this time, I’ve had a number of things on my mind, and below,Continue reading “Academics, Economics, Society, and More – Things On My Mind, Series #3”
I find it very odd that we live in a political system and culture that requires ignorance and requires ignoring logic and evidence. One of the biggest (if not the biggest) concerns right now is the environment – but it’s too expensive for the status quo, according to the status quo. I frequently think about the number ofContinue reading “Teaching, Homelessness, Politics, Research: Things On My Mind – Series #2”
All kinds of things have been on my mind.