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“I have never wanted to work on my book so badly as when article reviews come in”: A case study of labor and affect in the practices of one early career academic.

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Frodo: “I’m glad to be here with you, Samwise Gamgee, here at the end of all things.”

Me, an intellectual: 😭😭😭😭😭


i will never understand straight guys who joke about hating their wives. that's your favorite person!!!! the one you wanna spend the rest of your life with!!!!!!! why the fuck would you wanna put her down!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

De manière tristement pas surprenante, la chercheuse #KatieBouman subit des attaques et campagnes de harcèlement, simplement pour avoir cumulé les étiquettes "femme" et "réussite scientifique" que certains aimeraient antinomiques. Je pense que son nom restera plus que les leurs.

Reading a paper where a student is talking about how 20 years ago it was shamful and uncommon for people to have sex early in their relationship or before they were even married and I'm like....

20 years ago was 19-fucking 99.

if you make a joke on Mastodon, no matter WHAT the content is, after 50+ boosts people will appear in the replies that take it completely at literal face value.

you could post "a man walks into a bar, says ouch!" and if it receives 50+ boosts, then you will begin seeing replies like "THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN STEEL BAR PLACEMENT IS DEREGULATED BY PROFIT DRIVEN CROOKS!"

this theory is commonly known as Eugen's Gambit. and i love it.

My phone just suggested "Jem'hadar" after I typed "it's a "

Academic job market joke Show more

Please look at this manticore, from a 1607 book called Historie of Foure-Footed Beastes

For real though, I don't get why anyone working in science in the 21st century would be anything other than anticapitalist. Or critical of it at the very least. It does nothing but make our lives difficult.

We're all constantly grovelling for funds. Important articles are hidden behind paywalls. We need to pay to get stuff published. And I'm so tired of hearing things like "yes we'd love to hire you, but we don't have any funding right now."

YouTube link, ASMR parody as art Show more

I guess part of the problem is a clash of metaphors:

Some people with a social media account think of their account, including replies, as 'their space'. They see anyone replying as guests, 'coming into their house', and so they should obey house rules. They want the right to boot unruly guests. Makes sense.

Other people think of their replies AS their space. They don't think they're 'coming into someone else's house' - they think they're speaking from THEIR house. How dare you silence me!

Everyone's sharing the close-up image of the black hole itself, which is neat, but here is a zoomed-out view of the gigantic mass of space-stuff that it is busily consuming:


Starting this Friday night is Pesach/Passover for a week, and then starting May 5th is Ramadan for a month

During this time of year you should be extra mindful and CW food, especially bread, in order to be considerate of us Jews avoiding chametz for Pesach and especially for our Muslim siblings who will be fasting for Ramadan.

Thank you!!

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At a certain point, when I've been working with a student on big projects for a few years, I just start leaving them comments in emoji.

Flipping the male gaze Show more

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