The Winter Olympics are happening right now and people seem to be enthralled by the men's hockey game between the US and Canada. Seriously? You're going to watch hockey now? Do you know that hockey is on TV most every night and nobody gives it a second thought? But now because it's the Olympics it's a big deal. And when did Canada become our rival? The whole things makes me sad. Canada doesn't really have much going for it. They have a lot of snow, the Mackenzie brothers, universal healthcare, hockey, and Justin Bieber. The Bieber thing isn't working out so well for them right now. Nobody has heard from the Mackenzie brothers in a decade. Snow has now become American as well. Universal healthcare is mocked daily by Fox News and others. And now America is trying to steal hockey from the Canadians. I sincerely hope Canada beats America in hockey today. We don't need to take hockey from the Canadians. It's theirs. Let them have their hockey and maintain some pride. #GoCanada
Female Explosion Syndrome by Jessica Forcier
All across the world women are blowing up, exploding. In this story, Jessica Forcier explores what would happen in a world where women just suddenly go boom and explode. Nothing about the story is fantastical except for the exploding women. Research is done but no explanation is ever found.
Story: 10 of 10
I loved this. Forcier talks about the fear that the average woman feels every day because Female Explosion Syndrome (FES) can strike anyone for no apparent reason. The fear is a main part of the story.
Teachability: 10 of 10
This story reads like an allegory. FES could represent a number of things in the world that are a threat to women. Maybe it could be rape. Maybe breast cancer. Maybe domestic violence. This story makes you think of all the things that threaten could potentially women on a daily basis and it's humbling. As a male English teacher I try to be aware of over-teaching male authors or stories that deal with male-related issues. For that reason, as well as this story being really good, I will teach this Female Explosion Syndrome for sure,