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Laboratory casualty, humor (inanimate object) Show more

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Anyone know any US-based public librarians who are active on the fediverse? I don't just mean aware of it, I mean actively participating on at least one federated social media instance

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Don’t forget to change your genderfluid every 3000 miles.

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‘Traditional masculinity’ deemed ‘harmful’ by American Psychological Association
– article: thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefin
'...The American Psychological Association (APA) officially labeled “traditional masculinity” as “harmful” in a new report.

The label is in the report titled “Guidelines for the Psychological Practice with Boys and Men,” a first of its kind for the association, which was featured in the January issue of “Monitor on Psychology” magazine.

“Traditional masculinity ideology has been shown to limit males’ psychological development, constrain their behavior, result in gender role strain and gender role conflict and negatively influence mental health and physical health,” according to an excerpt in the 36-page report...'

the .pdf report: apa.org/about/policy/boys-men-

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One snippet: "The senior author misplaced 20 individually-housed female Chilean recluses in the laboratory for over a year..." LOL WHOOPS.

But don't worry: "when rediscovered, half of them were still alive, several looking no different than spiders fed routinely."

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airplanes and papers Show more

academia, chemistry, vent (-) Show more

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Reminder to all scholar.social users: Your worth is not determined by whatever you got done or didn't get done this week

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Pay attention to how many 'progressive' and 'leftist' white folks on here get hostile, personal and nasty when you don't give them a pat on the head for their ineffectual and largely self serving quasi-moralistic views and actions.

There is a reason why progress is so difficult and arduous even amongst alleged intelligent and forward thinking white identified peoples.

It's not an accident initiatives for true inclusion and diversity rarely get off the ground.

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Academic excellence Show more

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being bad at capitalism, art, bar Show more

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to everyone who has ever complained about how many punctuation marks i'm wont to put at the end of a sentence, i present this gem from the Chicago Manual of Style itself:

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Scholar Social is a microblogging platform for researchers, grad students, librarians, archivists, undergrads, academically inclined high schoolers, educators of all levels, journal editors, research assistants, professors, administrators—anyone involved in academia who is willing to engage with others respectfully.

We strive to be a safe space for queer people and other minorities in academia, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

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"Official" monthly journal club!

(Participation is, of course, optional)

Scholar Social features a monthly "official" journal club, in which we try to read and comment on a paper of interest.

Any user of Scholar Social can suggest an article by sending the DOI by direct message to @socrates@scholar.social and one will be chosen by random lottery on the last day of the month. We ask that you only submit articles that are from *outside* your own field of study to try to ensure that the papers we read are accessible and interesting to non-experts.

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