". . . But the past does not exist independently from the present. Indeed, the past is only past because there is a present, just as I can point to something over there only because I am here. But nothing is inherently over there or here. In that sense, the past has no content. The past -- or more accurately, pastness -- is a position. Thus, in no way can we identify the past as past." p. 15

". . . But we may want to keep in mind that deeds and words are not as distinguishable as often we presume. History does not belong only to its narrators, professional or amateur. While some of us debate what history is or was, others take it into their own hands." p. 153

Silencing the Past: Power and the Production of History (1995) by Michel-Rolph Trouillot

Monday, August 20, 2012

If Women Were Silent, Couldn't Read and Write

And were kept in their place, which means out of the public discourse, we wouldn't be having this irrelevant problem, would we? Voter repression efforts -- are not just for minorities, you know!  Them there talibans have the right ideas about some things, yanno.

On the other hand, if the RNC would run its male members through high school level sex education classes maybe they would leave this huge problem of masculine ignorance and stupidity behind. A whole buncha problems solved then, right?  Without voter repression, because we wouldn't have all these incredibly stupid bills and laws and regulations about women are supposed to do or not do with their own bodies.

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