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News

PoC News in America

Another week of some dramatic highs and lows in pop culture, news, and media — so let’s get to it!

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This Week in Misogyny

This Week in Misogyny is Going for the Gold

So many people have medalled in Misogyny this week! I’m not giving them medals, though. More like epic stink-face. (As usual, trigger warnings for pretty much everything apply.)

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Women In Academia

Adjunct Land: Why Didn’t I Think of That?

I tend not to respond to op-eds, columns, and blog posts about adjuncting. I’d never have time for anything else. But Charlotte Allen’s recent op-ed for the L.A. Times contains a worn argument that I can’t ignore anymore: “Don’t be an adjunct.”

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Humor

Alice In Wonderland Logic

We’ve all been guilty of it — the inside-out logic of deliberate self-delusion, to try to convince ourselves of something we really wish were true, such as:

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Perspectives

My Immigrant Parents: The Path to the American Dream

I was at work when my mom called with the news that she had lost her job… again. Because she works in escrow, her industry is often hit substantially due to the inconsistent economy. This includes frequent massive layoffs and the worry that the job just might not be there tomorrow. In the 3 years […]

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News

Tuesday Is Good News Day: May 14, 2013

Does it seem like all the news is bad? Well, guess what? It’s not! Here are some good things that happened in the last week, y’all.

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News

News Appetizers Make You Wanna Jump

Even when you hate the news because it’s just the worst, it’s always worth a listen or a read or a slight rage stroke. To combat everything wrong in the world, may I suggest some sunbathing with a cocktail? That always makes things look a little brighter to me.

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Life

Help Wanted

“At least stop crying, goddammit.” This, of course, only made me cry more. And the knowledge that I was wearing mascara and it would probably start running only made the feeling worse. There I was, sitting in my 14-year-old green Mercury Sable outside my favorite pizza place in the whole world, where they make GF […]

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Women In Academia

Women in Academia: Graduation

Last weekend, I had the privilege of attending the graduation ceremony of a truly gigantic and prestigious state school. I froze my butt off as I watched several enthusiastic deans confer degrees onto thousands of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. For all of them, that chapter of their lives was now closed. They were all […]

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Work

Groovy Cool Jobs!

Welcome back to Cool Jobs! Some weeks doing this roundup is easier than others, and some weeks doing this roundup is a depressing window into how difficult it is in many areas of the country to even find a job posting that isn’t soul-crushing. However, in my opinion, the main purpose of this feature is […]

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Work

Flavor Blasted Cool Jobs!

At my current place of employment I do a lot of the basic hiring functions like receiving resumes, sending out contracts and new hire forms, and being one of the primary contacts between job seekers and the people who decide who gets a job and who doesn’t. I thought I’d add to the subject matter […]

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Work

The Revenge of Cool Jobs!

So this happened, and this is happening, and there are a lot of things to be angry about. Being angry can take up a lot of your time (and I should know as I am a champion angry person) that would perhaps be more productively spent looking for employment that will help hoist you from […]

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Politics

Occupy Wall Street: Where We At?

“Most importantly, very few protest movements enjoy perfect clarity about tactics or command widespread support when they begin; they’re designed to spark conversation, raise awareness, attract others to the cause, and build those structural planks as they grow and develop. Dismissing these incipient protests because they lack fully developed, sophisticated professionalization is akin to pronouncing […]

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Work

Cool Jobs Infinity!

A little while ago I found myself advising a reader to keep an angry blog full of her best stories about mean customers so that when she’s out saving all your ungrateful asses as an amazing political science/international affairs-y person in whatever awesome job she gets down the road, she can look back and laugh […]

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Politics

To Have and Have Not: Rising Poverty and Job Plans

In the wake of President Obama’s election, we have seen the GOP bat down every suggested job plan, as well as be vocal about undoing already passed plans designed to help citizens. While Democrats have been way too kind over the continuing idea of “compromise,” Republicans long ago announced that whatever it was that Obama […]