Sunday, February 21, 2010

The personal is political

Amidst a college session on student retention and success, one participant brought up the phrase, "the personal is political" in explaining her viewpoint on treating students from various cultural and ethnic backgrounds with respect.

I found this quite interesting. Even more interesting was the fact that no one mentioned that this phrase has been used quite frequently in another context - the context of gender. In fact, when I searched, I found that there is even a website with this title.

In 2010 I ask myself and I ask you, besides student retention and success, what significance might "the personal is political" have today?
Dr Duly

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