First off, want to take this moment to acknowledge the most recent violent acts occurring in the Boston area. I am not entirely immersed as to what various bloggers, social media sites, et al. are saying on the tragic event right now, but at the very least this is disgusting and at most, a disgrace to the appreciation of human life and ecology...
In regards to the world of AMST 507, I found this interesting article on the Advocate.com. It really painted a lasting image for myself. It connects to class concepts and theories we have discussed such as IP, cultural appropriation, neoliberal capitalist commodification, and well simply the complexities of social movements in the current capitalist moment.
Rachel: Does this mean gay rights are that much more obtainable? I wonder what the 'It Gets Better' campaign will blog about this.
Tiffany: Does it matter that Nike is merely a sport athletics company? I mean, isn't it about time that corporations step 'out of their bounds' and begin advertising for entities besides their own? Wait, this is already happening, right?
Wish y'all the best of luck as we wind down the spring semester. My sincerest forms of solidarity for any of you who have family/relatives/friends in the NE area living in the contemporary capitalist moment--of fear and terror.