An article I read recently, on a blog I usually find to be too aggressive, prompted this post. This ‘tone-policing’ attitude of mine might be taken to delegitimise the justified rage expressed but personally, there is too much aggression in my world.
Two miserable years spent in a French classroom and a further year at college eventually saw me scrape a B grade at GCSE level at the grand old age of 20. Other than a tiny smattering of Russian, that’s the only language I speak other than English and I speak it very, very badly.
Privilege manifests itself in all kinds of different ways. People are brought up with notions of what is right and proper and oftentimes these notions include deeply biased value systems. Each generation battles the ideas of the one before, the one that brought them up both collectively and individually.
Thinking a little bit on Post Literacy and looking at what it means to be literate in todays society – one way of relating post literacy and digital literacy is to look at literacy as a property not of a person but of a social environment.
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