On the right is Chandra Mohanty, who important to a lot of people.
On the left is Barb Caruso who is SUPER IMPORTANT TO ME AND PROBABLY SAVED MY LIFE AND I MISS HER SO MUCH.
awesome women, awesome picture, stole from sassmadness’ fb.
Chandra coming was something that’s helped me to not hate my life for several reasons. The first is that recently there have been a rash of terrible articles about feminism in the school newspaper, (proving that even women who purport to be feminists at my school are dickbags and should never talk, ever) and hopefully her well-attended convocation gave some people ideas about what feminism actually is. The second is that during the reading group Barb made fun of the male faction of the philosophy department in front of their biggest fanboy. Said fanboy could not articulate coherent thoughts for the rest of the session, which of course filled me with glee. Barb is an expert at feminist bullying. The third is that Chandra gave a talk about her life, and she talked about a conference that she organized when she was in graduate school. The best part was when she talked about a disagreement that happened between Spivak and Anzaldua while Anzaldua was presenting because I love feminist gossip.
A fun fact about Barb that needs to be recorded on the internet is that she has a service dog named Jenny, who happens to be a very smart and pretty corgi. One time I showed Barb Critical Feminist Corgi and she looked at Jenny and said “Look, you have comrades across the internet!”
I also loved when Chandra asked said fanboy to “email her his question if he ever thought of it.”
Originally from so it is better to speak