Sunday, February 03, 2008

A Question of Class

In the last year, as History Is A Weapon has become more widely known, we've been getting a little more email sent in. We try to respond to everyone in a timely manner and be as helpful as we can. In the last few months, we've been getting some email that we appreciate, but it peeves us a little. College students, they've been only college students so far, say great things about the site and then insist that we expand. We'd love to add more stuff, about first nation stuff, queer issues, more on gender, latino and asian struggles, but there's only so much time and we're trying to get other things off the ground. Besides, we're picky. They always close their emails with a pledge to help, but most of them disappear into the ether (with some notable exceptions who we appreciate greatly). We always respond with a "why don't you type up 'A Question of Class' from Dorothy Allison's Skin?" We hear such good things about it. Well, now we need to suggest something new to be typed up, because A Question of Class is here and it is excellent.

I could try to do it some sort of justice, but can't. The entire time I first read it, I annoyed the other person in the room with "you just have to read this! It's amazing." Well, now it is amazing and online. You should read it right now.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

The way that the size of link text increases on mouseover is quite irritating. To see how/why, place your cursor over the 'ral' in the word 'neutral' in the sidebar link to Documentary Is Never Neutral. Deleting this behaviour from your CSS file would go a long way, IMO, to making this page more readable.

8:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My bad, the font size doesn't increase, the text bolds. This annoyance can be eliminated by deleting the line "font-weight: bold;" in the a:hover section of the CSS.

8:55 PM  

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