So I’ve been taking a sort of blogging vacation, and thinking about how to respond to Kenton’s comments (yay for Kenton). In the spirit of holiday laziness, I’m posting a link to the now defunct blog of Michael Berube…engaging here in what I think is a very interesting debate with Judith Halberstam
Archive for December, 2007
I was talking the nurture/nature debate with one of my friends (my date!) the other night before ART FEST. As with most things, I’m a fence sitter on this one. He pointed out that fence-sitting out of fear is a great post-modern way to say nothing because postmodernism has taught us, if nothing else, that there is no way to identify objective reality, so why bother? (Well, that was bold at least! I just summed up an entire social, intellectual and political movement in half a sentence!). But in all seriousness, this is something that plagues me in my writing, and it’s been something I’ve been actively working through as I trudge through the thesis-writing process. When the chips are down, I don’t believe I have much authority. So I’m afraid to say anything…which doesn’t make for very good writing. Check out these two articles on the very same subject.
Anyone else have this problem?