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January 24, 2006

Kim's 1st entry

Deroin & Roland's "Letter" was very powerful for me because it reminds me of how much women have suffered in order to gain equal rights. Things that today we take for granted; like the right to vote and be employed. These women were imprisoned for demanding equality or *political conspiracy*. Women have been beaten and slandered and killed in order to keep them in a submissive position in society. Their opposition was far more violent but they believed in their cause and found support in each other.

In Wollstonecraft's second chapter I was really struck by the comparison to women and soldiers. Simply that they are both undereducated and know little of the world except for what their limited role in society should be. By not educating either both women and soldiers do not know to question their roles. It is a brainwashing - constantly taught to be obedient, either to your family or to your country. I had never thought of it quite that way before but it makes a lot of sense. Society needs both of these roles to be fulfilled. It needs soldiers to protect the country and in a society like today where young men are educated to know the alternatives to soldiering/patriotism/war and death; we have a smaller force. The demand for women and motherly/wife/servant positions seems to be the same. Men must have believed that society and the family structure would break down if women were educated and would reject their roles as wife and mother. Hence society tried to keep them dominated and unaware of the alternatives. Not knowing about options in life keeps women and soldiers content with their current roles.

January 19, 2006

Kristin can do it

..but will it work?

Lesley's entry

Hi, Bart, I am weaving on a loom.


Sorry, Simpsons reference for anybody who cares. Had to do it.

my email: john6077@umn.edu


Katherine's first entry

I like LiveJournal better than this system, but I'm happy to be here anyway.
Here's my address: ostro098@umn.edu

Jessica's entry

whoop, here it isnies0042@umn.edu

kbb test

tecnologically impaired... any kind souls willing to offer help should email me at beam0018@umn.edu

Pari's Entry

computers make me nervous.

Jessie's entry

My very first entry.
lehr0041@umn.edu

Sarah's Entry

not much to say...
email is SaffronFix9@hotmail.com cause I hate the U email...

Maria's Intro

If you are interested in the U's Karate Club, send me an e-mail at volp0008@umn.edu or check out our website at www.tc.umn.edu/~karate.

Thanks!

Danka's testing

maybe we should try this with our students.. how can you see if/ who posted on the blog?

sari first entry

Sari misses her friends itty bitty kitten!!


612-32-Sarah (yep, that actually is my phone number)

http://myspace.com/sarigrahamGrah0191@umn.edu

Jen's Intro

I'm going to just copy Rachel and state that my email is mohnk033@umn.edu
and I have a my space blog which is http://myspace.com/nej_mpls
Its crazy and really needs work, but its like me.

Naomi test

Hi
Just making sure that this is working here....
here goes...

Rachel's Intro

Rachel is happy to be WoSt IT Fellow!

if you need help email me at raim0007@umn.edu

my blog address is http://blog.lib.umn.edu/raim0007/RaeSpot

Emily's Talking

Emily is talking about how crazy it is that we are all plugged in to these machines.

Here's my email!
coxx0135@umn.edu

how dumb is facebook? http://minnesota.facebook.com/profile.php?id=13917936

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Here is the end of Emily's Talking