What's So Dangerous about a Free Education? Radical Feminist Musings From a CUNY Student in a Corporate Stranglehold

Julieta Salgado

Abstract


I woke up from a feverish nap, the bottom half of my body on the cold floor, my upper torso on a corner piece of matting. Other women’s feet lined above my head in a row of little spooning bodies, all of us in a forced intimacy for the night at Brooklyn Central Booking. It so happened I was in the often delightful, but quite aggressive company of queer women in a jail cell. One big friendly dyke asked me, “Yo Sparkles”─my jailbird name due to my gold sequin miniskirt─“What you in for?” I replied: “I wanted a free education.”

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5195/rt.2013.22

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