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im about to start working as a grader and one of the rules is to not give a 69 on a test. my directions say to look at it again to see where i can give partial credit or take points away because a 68 or 70 would be fine. this is incredible
That fact that ‘Fight Club’ is being taught seems — to me — to underscore the dearth of novels that explore male issues. The past years have given us so many books, from ‘The Color Purple’ to ‘The Joy Luck Club’ to ‘How to Make an American Quilt,’ which depict women in groups and relationship, but almost no books depicting social models for men. That’s my two cents worth.
i am sitting here SCREAMING with laughter
what world do you live in chuck palahniuk
and how can i live in this world with a dearth of novels that explore male issues
showing this to everyone who tries to argue that palahniuk is being ironic and mocking masculinity and ‘male issues’ in fight club
I think at least two rules of Fight Club are being broken by this class.
"almost no books depicting social models for men"
Oh wait, you were serious?
Fight Club was published in 1996.
The Color Purple was published in 1982
Joy Luck Club was published in 1989
(and note how these are both books about women of color)
They are not books “the past years” have given us, you IGNORAMUS. THEY WERE PUBLISHED THIRTY YEARS AGO. YOUR BOOK IS MORE CONTEMPORARY THAN THEY ARE.
Translation: “Me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me, me. I am uncomfortable when we are not about me. Me.
Also, I am so lost in the Manbox, I think dudes beating the crap out of each other qualify as a social model for men.”
chuck palaniuk is actually this clueless and it’s pretty amazing in a terrifying sort of way
I’d like to point out that he’s saying the fact that his book is being taught, which is not supposed to be a book about male socialization points to a dearth of novels that explore male issues. Whether or not you agree with the statement that there are no novels of male issues aside, he’s not in any way claiming that Fight Club is a book that is about male issues. The book isn’t about people beating the crap out of each other. The book isn’t REALLY about social models for men. It’s pretty obvious that most, if not all of you haven’t read the book. Please educate yourself about a subject matter before you try to use it to further an agenda.