To eat a burrito or not to eat a burrito?
If I wasn’t poor, I wouldn’t have to ask myself this stupid question.
so like thanksgiving is awful and gross but so is work. idk how i feel about this; “protect thanksgiving”?
The history of Thanksgiving is gross, but it is also one of the few days that many working people get to spend with their families, and it is disgusting that Whole Foods simultaneously talks about how much family matters around the holidays while forcing us to work—thereby telling us that OUR families don’t matter.
Siding with the boss and supporting mass consumerism doesn’t do anything to even begin to atone for the wrongs that have been done to the indigenous people of this country.
Support workers striking for the right to spend time with their families, use Thanksgiving to spend time with family. Then go on to support indigenous people organizing for their rights, the right to their land, self-determination, their right to live without the constant crushing weight of our racist, imperialist society. I don’t see why this has to be conflictual.
A few weeks ago, Chicago Fire asked to use my apartment for an episode. I declined, since I found out they weren’t going to pay me for it.
Today, I’m sitting working in a coffee shop, when a guy comes up to me and we start talking about Doctor Who because I’m reading an article on Time Lord Rock in the Chicago Reader. I assume he’s an EMT, because he’s wearing an EMT uniform. He says he has to run, but asks for my number. I give it to him as someone calls him from the street, saying they have to get back to the set. Turns out he’s an EMT on Chicago Fire.
Why is this show following me? What is going on? I’ve been watching too much X-Files for this.
The titles sequence from The X-Files is the most 90s thing that has ever happened.
When I heard George Zimmerman was arrested for domestic violence charges
Speaker for the Dead: When people wonder why the majority of students in the humanities is female, but most professors and doctorate students... →
Oy, not a feminist issue. The humanities/social sciences are in a shifting state and becoming dominantly female, but there has to be that cross over period where… *gasp*… the students WILL be female until the male professors are old and retire… and they will then…
Still not addressing why there is not at least equal representation of women as professors….maybe because fewer women had access to universities and were encouraged to get PhDs when the current cohort of faculty were writing their dissertations.
And even after your so-called “cross-over” period…what about other trends in academia that concern feminists? Like the fact that women who choose to have children are often pushed out of academic positions, or at least relegated to the most unstable and lowest paid? What about the fact that even in a history department with a strong gender component, women’s historians are still seen as not doing “real” history by their peers?
Underrepresentation of women in academia is ABSOLUTELY a feminist issue, and the numbers of women academics didn’t start to increase because we ignored sexism, but rather because we found ways to challenge it.