Science is not inherently more valuable than art
The strict separation of science and art is one that’s invested in white male colonial power relations
Also some of the world’s greatest scientists were artists as well (hello Da Vinci)
The popular definition of ‘science’ is embedded in colonial institutions.
Emotional intelligence is NEVER less valuable than scientific reasoning
Also everything that ‘scientists’ have accomplished would be impossible without all the people who work to provide human comfort: people like cooks and cleaners and musicians and artists and interior decorators.
Also, capitalism is viciously invested in colonizing both science AND art so can we just rise above these petty schoolyard disputes and work together to, like, idk, take back our education system?
what do you do with a BA in english? whatever the fuck you want.
I’m about to rant, because recent posts on englishmajormade’s tumblr have set me off.
In times of widespread fear, people always want to be able to point to the person who’s in danger so they can assure themselves that they are safe. (Most horror movies, especially of the teen slasher variety, rely heavily on this premise: we’re encouraged to identify with the cute sweet white girl because the funny pot-smoker will be the first to go, followed by the non-threatening minority, the slut, the jock, and the Nice Boy. Rape culture is built on this kind of thing.) In times of economic turmoil, with so many college students deeply in debt and increasingly conscious of how little degree-holding has to do with financial success these days, we’re seeing more and more humanities-major-kicking. Meanwhile, those with “practical” majors hold their business degrees out in front of them like protective amulets to guard against unemployment.