As heard during Faculty Development Days
Okay, still 'fessing up to being a slacker, so I'm trying to clear out a back-log of little gems to share. This one is a few weeks old, certainly, but still worth a grimace. During our Faculty Development Days at the beginning of the semester, our college President was previewing some of the upcoming events -- i.e. Chinese New Year celebrations, African-American History Month, and "Women's Appreciation Month" in March.
Of course, March is Women's History Month, and those crazy gals who pioneered the whole idea of Women's History would probably not be happy to learn that it is being "celebrated" with (get this) a table where you can buy flowers to show your appreciation for the women in your life (?) and a table to build awareness of breast cancer.
Surely, both worthy ideas in the abstract, but I'm not sure breasts and flowers are really what the founding mothers of women's history had in mind....
[In reality, our Director of Diversity will certainly work to beef up the offerings for Women's History Month, and I'll try to help out. This is one of those On-the-back-burner-until-I-finish-my-dissertation kind of things. Next Spring should be much better!]