jane says: baby making and academia →
reaganing: Some depressing facts I just learned in class about having an academic job at Berkeley and balancing work and family: Women with children are 20% less likely to get tenure Women typically delay having babies until they get tenure (most of them have kids between 38-40), whereas men don’t (most… I got a terminal MA at a non-Phd-granting institution, but they were interested in...
Fuck Yeah Women's History: In 2001 only 25% of the... →
fywomenshistory: from here. chart is from here. The AHA has some really interesting information on women historians and women in academia as a whole. The chart is from all academic institutions in the US, not just research institutes. Well this blows. Whoever says institutionalized sexism doesn’t exist… My MA institution currently has fourteen full-time professors in its history...
“Part of the reason we have you write P-papers is to have a work suitable for submission to an academic journal. Therefore, your papers should be between thirty and forty pages.” Seventeen including bibliography. Fuuuuuuuck.
CHILDHOOD CELEBRITY CRUSHES
Joey Lawrence, Perry Farrell, whoever played Bus Driver Stu Benedict on Pete and Pete, Leonardo DiCaprio, Gwen Stefani, Waris Dirie, Gavin Rossdale, Kurt Cobain (posthumous), Courtney Love, Kathleen Hanna, Devon Sawa, Steve Buschemi, David Bowie, Jennifer Connelly, Axl Rose Whoa.
I'M STILL TALKING ABOUT MUSIC
“So I found this awesome book in the trash—” “In the trash?” “Well, out by the curb. Anyways, it’s an encyclopedia of hip hop from roots to 1995.” “Cool! What does it start with?” “Africa Bambaataa.” “Really? I mean, he’s pretty early on but I’m pretty sure—” “Oh, it’s...
YOU CAN NEVER GO HOME AGAIN
“Oh shit, this is my jam!” “Really? This is Human League.”
JEWISH MOTHER STARDATE 2011
“I am going to put this coupon app on the main screen of my phone.”
DON'T MAKE ME HAVE A GOOD TIME
Seeing one of your all-time favorite bands play a house party is pretty goddamn good all by itself, but essentially having a sleepover and then eating breakfast with them just makes things perfect to an almost comical degree. I can now no longer be pleased by mere concerts, and am patiently waiting here in Atlanta for Grace Jones to take me shopping for some really fabulous shoes.
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