Or: Did you mean I want you to freeze because you are poor?
Everybody loves a good game of bingo, right? Just because somebody is racist and classist (among other things) doesn’t mean they can’t play along. At least, that’s what this crapdate poster wants you to believe. Read More Takedown: Bingo Was Its Name-O
The following is a status update that has been floating around the internets, attributed to a Texan letter to the editor. People are copying and pasting it and vomiting it out as though it were their own, and other people are cheering it on: Read More Put Me in Charge
When it comes to academia, there is a standard story. Middle and upper class students follow their academic interests for the love of the field into graduate school and then academia. They are young, healthy, from a privileged economic background, and with a solid support system. But even though that story is the often portrayed and expected story, it is not the only story. That path through academia is not the only path. Read More Women in Academia: Class and Academia
A well-timed word can be a salve, but sometimes when it’s not your place, speaking up can be more of a bomb than a balm.
No matter how well prepared someone is for starting graduate school, some surprising obstacles and challenges pop up along the path to that MA or Ph.D. I asked six graduate students what unexpected challenges they face, and their responses, ranging in topic from surprising fees to disillusionment with the grad school culture are illuminating. Read More Women in Academia: Conversations About the Unexpected