Tuesday, February 15, 2005

But I don't want to be a six foot tall man

Questions and comments about authority in the classroom brought me here. Nice community. Funny how ubiquitous disrespect in the classroom is, particularly when you're a female asst. prof.

I get the "act like your a man" reasoning, but I also resent it. Why would I ever want to "act like a man"? What if I don't think my classroom persona should reinforce privileging of only one kind of authority? What if I had something original to add to this conversation, instead of pale reiterations of what more confident, accomplished blogger-profs have already written? What if I graded my papers?

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