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Introduction I guess. I'm Julia! I'm a sophomore theatre major / holocaust studies minor in the northeastern US.

I love fairytales, history (European / 17th-20th century most), musical theatre, dramaturgy, and classic literature.

I'm a bit of a nerd & excited to interact with everyone!

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typical American atheist: how can you be a secular Jew?

secular Jew: do you celebrate Christmas and Easter?

typical American atheist: yes

secular Jew: so it's exactly like that, except with Jewish holidays and culture

typical American atheist: but that's religious... help, i can't comprehend this

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Hot take:
"anti vaxxer" is way too benign...
Let's call them "plague revivalists"

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If you're considering academia as a career, Dr. Jonathan Sterne has a fantastic page of professionalization resources:
sterneworks.org/academe/

It's possibly most relevant to social sciences & humanities folks—and certainly to (North) Americans—but it's a practice I wish more academics did.

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i really relate to crows. they wear all black, like collecting things, hold grudges, and remember those who were kind to them

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retoot if you love chalkboards in your academic spaces. it just *feels* good, yknow? it feels like I'm connecting through to the history of learners

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Instead of a long post about the Salvation Army, I'll just say this:

If you didn't know, they're an ultraconservative right-wing church. They are very homophobic, as ultraconservative right-wing churches tend to be. They threaten to pull out of anywhere that tries to protect LGBT+ people, as ultraconservative churches tend to do.

Really, does anything else have to be said?

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from now forward every stem major who tells me my studies are easy or asks me how I'm gonna get a job owes me $50 sorry I don't make the rules

okay can I just say I genuinely do love shakespeare studies (I mean, obvi, I'm a theatre student) but if I have to see the word "homosociality" one more time I might just lost my mind. Just admit people were gay oh my god.

Introduction I guess. I'm Julia! I'm a sophomore theatre major / holocaust studies minor in the northeastern US.

I love fairytales, history (European / 17th-20th century most), musical theatre, dramaturgy, and classic literature.

I'm a bit of a nerd & excited to interact with everyone!

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