Category Archives: 1950s
In this post I want to discuss the assumptions I made about the kids before I actually met them. Dunlap wrote about how students are likely to have their own stereotypical beliefs challenged when they volunteer with groups who are different from them, and I found that to be the case with my CSL site. […] Continue reading
In this post I want to address something unrelated to gender: one of the things I find most challenging at my site. Rather, one of the people I find most challenging. Unfortunately, in this case, it’s one of the kids rather than the adults. If it were the adults, I could express my frustrations to them […] Continue reading
In this post, I’d like to address how the boys express gender norms comparatively to the girls. In class we discussed how clothing is extremely gendered, which remains true for children in early elementary years. The boys tend to wear a lot of blues and sometimes greens, and almost all their backpacks and very “boyish” […] Continue reading
Typically at my site I notice things related to gender that have nothing to do with the children. For example, my site coordinator is a woman, and all the volunteers at FES are almost all women, except Mr. “John” who comes in sometimes. In fact, all the school employees I’ve interacted with have been women […] Continue reading
I started volunteering with Stafford Junction last Tuesday, October 7th. There are nine children in the program and Falmouth Elementary School, five girls and four boys between the ages of 6 and 8. I’ve been pleasantly surprised both days I’ve volunteered because, at least from the girls I’ve been working with, there hasn’t been anything too worrying […] Continue reading
This is the photography site Mimi and I showed you all in class.
Eileen Zurbriggen at UCSC is part of this task force, which Dr. Erchull mentioned in class. Similar to Conley, Zurbriggen also published with UMW alum Laura Ramsay.
Hi everyone! Today in class I was talking about why I’m weary of men having leadership roles in feminism, and I brought up Hugo Schwyzer. Here is some basic stuff from Buzzfeed and Red Light Politics, describing why he is such a controversial figure in the world of pop cultural feminism. You might have to […] Continue reading
Last night I sent my interviewees the website for our group. Here is the response I received from Ms. Stone, class of 1952: “After we had our conversation, I recalled two very personal memories of my time at MWC, which I would like to share with you. It seems I waited until my freshman year […] Continue reading
My name is Betty Jo Braithwaite (an actual student’s name from the 1952 yearbook). I am a student from Salem, Virginia. I grew up on a farm and am the first in my family to attend college. While at Mary Washington College, I want to learn how to be a lady and (hopefully!) earn my […] Continue reading