Fragmented thoughts on the Roopika Risam article:
*This piece reminded me of issues posted by Lorgia García Peña and Moya Bailey
*”The neoliberal university expects representation but resists transformation” –> This quote is everything! Our semester in a nutshell.
*Thinking about care as gendered and feminized: These women feel strongly about their work. Using them for “housekeeping” to counteract and prevent backlashes is humiliating and almost victimizing them all over again. Who “cares” for them? What are alternatives that institutions use? Are there any?
*As you all know I’m in my first year, but so far I’ve had a positive experience with CUNY. I think that the best tools this institution has given me are the curriculum and freedom of craft. Still, I’d like to know what are other tools that CUNY has to counteract the issues presented by Risam? In that sense, how does CUNY differ from other institutions?