Musings

Why Petitions Aren’t Enough Anymore

Trigger warning: rape

The Brock Turner case was a giant mess of victim-blaming and white privilege. The rapist got off on an easy sentence because he was an athlete and the judge thought “jail would be too hard” for him. But now, all the outrage, all the activist statements, have fizzled out of the media. Remember the petition going around to recall Judge Persky? It’s still in existence, and it’s been months since it was started. Continue reading “Why Petitions Aren’t Enough Anymore”

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Musings

From Here on Out

I’m taking my first portfolio class at Champlain this semester. We were all tossed into it without knowing what to expect–even the professor. No one told her what kind of students she’d have or what type of writing they’d enjoy. She was given the class and told that it had to be about media: give the writers a digital present and teach them how to market themselves online.

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