Golden Line from “Watch What You Teach”

“There is violence in naming, because once people are labeled gay/ straight, black/white, or male/female, they can be controlled and limited. On the other hand, labels can be useful to give otherwise invisible groups, such as lesbians in the early gay movement, recognition and identification.”

Sieben, N. and Wallowitz, L. (2009).“Watch what you teach”: A first-year teacher refuses to play it safe. English Journal, 98(4), 44–49.