Dissertations, Employment, and Other Terrifying Things

I am thinking about the future, which is not something I’m good at.

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Don’t Overestimate What You Can Do Today

Monday motivation, or all over the place? I remember reading an article a little while back discussing what is known as the Planning Fallacy, or, in other words, mistakenly assuming that you can get way more work done than you are consistently capable of. Read More Don’t Overestimate What You Can Do Today

Science News: 5/21/13

Science news takes a turn for the weird (and WEIRD) this week! There was an explosion on the moon, waves of ice from frozen lakes in Canada destroyed several houses, and researchers used freakin’ laser beams to search for an ancient city. Plus, BRCA genes have been in the news a lot recently, and the reason that the mutations haven’t been weeded out by natural selection may shock you.  Read More Science News: 5/21/13

Attack of the Gigantic Moons! Sort of”¦

On Saturday, people on earth were able to see a full supermoon, a moon so large even werewolves have got to wear shades. For those who missed the chance of seeing a gigantic glowing ball in the night sky, never despair: another supermoon will be coming around in 2013. If that is too far in the future for comfort, there is another way to see a gigantic moon and it requires an optical illusion. Read More Attack of the Gigantic Moons! Sort of”¦

The Start of My Education as an Anti-Racist Activist

This summer I am lucky enough to be taking two classes that are helping to inform my activism, feminism, and blogging! I am taking Advanced Topics in Black Psychology and Film Representations of Race, Class, and Gender because they both count towards my degree and they both help to fill the MAJOR gap in my activist knowledge surrounding issues of race and ethnicity. Read More The Start of My Education as an Anti-Racist Activist

Delusions of Gender

We’ve all been buffeted in the past few years with claims that women and men grow out of boys and girls who are “hard-wired” at birth to be boys and girls and men and women that fill stereotypical roles. Based on what I know about the people reading Persephone Magazine, I expect many if not most of you have spent a lifetime fighting that prescriptivism and the expectations that come along with it, so I hope you’ll take heart!

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