- My social inequality reading assignment for tonight is entitled, "Buddies or slutties". Really?!
- A couple of weeks ago, a girl in my social inequality class raised her hand and said, "I think everything would be easier if we'd just all assimilate and speak english." Awkward silence fills the classroom and the teacher looks puzzled....the pain intensified when she continued saying, "Like this one time when I was in Italy, I KNEW that the waiter knew how to speak english but he wouldn't speak it to me."
- My date asking me where we should go to dinner suggested, "We could go to Olive Garden. I've heard that is pretty authentic italian food."
- We were watching a film about the unrealistic of stereotypes of women in one of my classes and how models can never be skinny enough, they photoshop photos to make women look prettier/skinnier, and how these harsh stereotypes cause a large percentage of girls to develop eating disorders etc. They gave a random example of the DVD cover of "Pretty Woman" and said that it's not Julia Roberts body on the cover--it's a models and Julias head was just photoshopped on. Anywho, the documentary was trying to send a message but when my roommate asked what she'd missed in class that day, a guy who sits next to us said, "Well I didn't know that wasn't Julia Roberts body. I just thought she was blessed with an amazing bod." Wow...point missed.
I'm sure there have been more but those are just some of the ones off the top of my head. What have we learned this week? 1. Culture and diversity are unacceptable. English should rule the world. 2. Olive Garden is the bees knees of italian food. 3. Your connections with fraternities could leave you labeled a buddy or slutty--one of the two. Aaanndd..4. I can't believe that's not Julia Roberts body. Oh dear me. Good times