BGR in Dupont Circle // A Preface

This project aims to explore BGR in Dupont Circle and the implications of the area on this particular restaurant and others. Additionally, I will exam specific rhetorical situations in and around the complexities of the space. This video provides some basic history and a view of Dupont, a popular place for someone looking to have the […]

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Commonplace Book 10: Freedman

“Not all feminists agree about definitions and tactics, but three elements characterize the antiviolence movement: the importance of naming all forms of violence against women as illegitimate practices, the provision of services to heal and empower survivors of violence and change male behaviors, and the obligation of the state to enforce laws that both criminalize […]

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Commonplace Book 9: Jauk

“A hate crime meeting between LGBT activists and city hall representatives did not yield any effective strategies, because legal federal and state protections for transgender populations were non- existent. The absence of legal protection is meaningful for individuals, because it leaves them feeling helpless and demoralized” (Jauk 812). This quote from a gender based violence […]

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Commonplace Book 8: Simister

“In general, the GBV prevalence rate in one country is similar to the prevalence rate in neighbouring countries. This might be taken as support for the assumption (underlying this paper) that differences between prevalence rates in Appendix reveal genuine differences between countries, rather than being purely due to different methods” (Simister 611). This quote, although […]

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Commonplace Entry 7: Freedman

“Women have always worked. Well before a wage labor system came to dominate in industrial economics, women raised food, children, and animals; made clothes and meals; healed bodies and spirits” (Freedman 123). I came across this in a book I’m reading for a gender studies class, and thought the method of assertion was interesting. In […]

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Commonplace Entry 6: Fleming

Addison Marry Professor Hoskins Writing 100 11 December 2016 Commonplace Entry 6 “[A]n education [. . .] that was designed to support a truly direct, deliberative democracy [. . .] would be an education oriented to the ‘strong publics’ of decision-making rather than the ‘weak publics’ of opinion formation.” (205) Fleming’s quote on the relationship […]

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“Space and Consequences” Reading Analysis’

Formal classroom learning  has become a standard in American education. In the past, students often even feared their professors, but today, there is debate around shaping the best learning environments to promote engagement and discussion between both students and teachers. Brooks finds that “While the physical differences in the classrooms are associated significantly with differences […]

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