got me a college girl

in celebration of formal education in the life of the Christian girl

Saturday, June 25, 2005

College = Me (Camille)

I'm not saying it's this way for everyone, but it most certainly is this way for me.

I so closely identify with my college experience that I couldn't leave. This is home for me.

So when I hear people say college grads are snobs, college grads are greedy, college is just like a house of prostitution, yup, I take it personally.

Imagine anything you so closely identify with: motherhood or Christianity, for instance. And then you hear someone say, "Ah -- those women who do extended breastfeeding are just doing it for the sexual charge they get out of it!" Or "Christianity is ignorant and racist." Because you so closely identify yourself with that, you are going to take it personally.

And when college grads say, "I can say we're snobs because I am one." Hmph. That's like saying, "I can make fun of women/blacks/fill-in-the-picked-on-group because I am one."

No, fun-making when it's a slight is still a slight. It's still stereotyping. It's still ungracious.

C

2 Comments:

  • At 12:46 PM, Blogger greenemama said…

    i totally agree.

     
  • At 8:43 AM, Blogger Elizabeth said…

    I absolutely loved my undergraduate experience... I was so sad to graduate. :( For a few years I wanted to go back, but I'm actually beyond that point now, which is a blessing, since I don't believe that I'm called to the academic life right now. I might reconsider down the line, but in my heart I know as Thomas Wolfe says "You can't go home again." If I do, it will be different, but I'm sure just as challenging.

     

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