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Trials and Tribulations of Writing while Sleeping

A few weeks ago, I dropped my iPhone in water. If you were wondering, those things do not float. As I pulled the phone out and dried it as best I could, all I could think about was my dissertation. 935 more words

Academia

Lessons Learned as a Non-traditional (aka older) Transfer (aka product of a community college) Undergraduate Student

By Fanny Garcia
Founding Editor

In 2009, after being laid off, I decided to go back to college. Since then, I have been on a roller coaster ride of emotions, academic setbacks and accomplishments, moments of sheer exhaustion and elation, and copious amounts of learning. 1,740 more words

Diversity

An Open Letter to THAT Academic (P.S. Please don’t be THAT Academic)

‘The impetus to speak must be carefully analyzed and, in many cases (certainly for academics!), fought against. This may seem an odd way to begin discussing how to speak for, but the point is that the impetus to always be the speaker and to speak in all situations must be seen for what it is: a desire for mastery and domination. 1,209 more words

Research

From "The Moral Dilemmas Of Narrative" a timely post on ethics and priniciples when writing about living subjects

The Moral Dilemmas Of Narrative | Gangrey.com.

A timely excerpt from Gangrey.com’s post of Bill Marvel’s book introduction:

“Compassion seems simple enough. It requires we be aware of our subjects’ feelings, that we write in a way that, if possible, minimizes their distress. 321 more words

Cherie Ann Turpin

Fujoshi Friday: Faces of Fatherhood in BL Part I

Before delving into a meaty discussion, these next couple of weeks will be the appetizers and salad. (I guess last week was really just the first round of drinks if we were going to push the metaphor beyond palpability…) 232 more words

Academia

Top Ten List for Being a Better Faculty Member

Just when I thought I was done with orientation sessions at UNT… I attended my OWN “new faculty” orientation.

{UPDATE: For those who are not aware, I finished my PhD this summer, … 539 more words

Highered

Old feminism: "Cut up men"; New feminism: "Reduce the male population by 90 percent"

What you get when you let feminists go to grad school in the social sciences:

Further research into designer babies will be necessary: manipulating gender or sex, prenatal sex discernment, sex-selective abortions, development of dual-female progeny (babies created from two mothers), and numerous other mechanisms will be utilised in order to achieve these aspirations.

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