Category Archives: Anger

the ethics of anger and rhetoric

I’ve become quite obsessive about thinking about anger recently. It’s quite apparent that liberal sensibility doesn’t lend itself to angry rhetoric. Watch how folks react to angry queers or angry women or angry working poor or angry people of color … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to My White LGBT Siblings

Printed today in the OSU Barometer: This letter will be angry. I won’t apologize for any vitriol or confrontation here. I don’t believe that we can have honest public discussions without being confrontational. My anger comes from hearing, with dismay, … Continue reading

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Ann Coulter, the Liberal Blogosphere, and the (Straight, Liberal) Male Bond

Here is my talk from The Feminism(s) and Rhetoric(s) Conference last week. I’ll put the abstract here and the talk below the cut. I also added links within the text to blogs I discuss. To forefront on concern of mine … Continue reading

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working class and the classroom

Like Donna LeCourt, and many other academics, I grew up pretty working class. My dad helps Grandpa run the family farm — in the family for 103 years now, I believe — while also taking on three part-time jobs. Mom … Continue reading

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more from Lorde

From”Eye to Eye: Black Women, Hatred, and Anger”: “I don’t like to talk about hate. I don’t like to remember the cancellation and hatred, heavy as my wished-for death, seen in the eyes of so many white people from the … Continue reading

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