Master's, applications Show more
My partner is applying to a master's program! Would anyone be willing to read his motivation letter for us?
I've put this on my home instance, but really -
If you've read the article(s) on the terrible human toll of moderating Facebook, it's easy to be horrified and stay horrified, or pat yourself on the back for getting out of there
On Mastodon, real people are looking after the communities you're in and it is not easy work!
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I'm on the hunt for another article! This one is “The Borrowed Identity: NeoPagan Reactions to the Jewish Roots of Christianity” by Shmuel Almog. If anyone is able to pass it along to me, let me know! As it is I can't afford the ebook it's published in and waiting for a used copy to be delivered would mean I wouldn't have time to actually write the essay.
Scholarships Show more
My college has nominated me for the Beinecke scholarship and I am super excited! I could get $34000 for my masters studies
Doctor mention Show more
Spent the morning in the doctor's office getting a note so I can stay home from class the rest of the week. Migraines :( (but also the fact that I'll be travelling to go to my first endocrinologist appointment 😊)
@derflauschigstefuchs That's frustrating! I know that feminist psychoanalysis goes in some cooler directions than Freud/Lacan did on their own, but most of what I've read focused on The Dudes more-so than the feminists--if you get the chance, could you send me the reading list?
@derflauschigstefuchs It was historically important for a handful of reasons, but also for contemporary scholarship gives a set of tools for approaching psychology in non-biological ways, which can be a pretty good thing. It's also a starting point for getting into affect theory, which is kind of cool sometimes.
...but you can also just sidestep the entire thing through Foucault and be pretty alright.
Transphobia Show more
In class today, I heard the worst take ever - a sci fi short story about non-binary non sexual beings was actually about "PC culture" and how hard it was for this cishet boy to guess people's pronouns. the story was written in 1967...
‘Traditional masculinity’ deemed ‘harmful’ by American Psychological Association
– article: https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/424829-traditional-masculinity-deemed-harmful-by-american
'...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: https://www.apa.org/about/policy/boys-men-practice-guidelines.pdf
For anyone entering college, if you have the money to invest in an e-reader, I highly recommend it. I saved a couple hundred dollars on books alone this semester, and the weight and size of my device is SO much more satisfying than carrying hefty tomes in my bookbag.
You can get fairly cheap Kindle models on Amazon, but if you're not chill with the labor exploitation (hey, me too!), I use a Kobo and absolutely adore it.
Help me win funding (NSFW link below) Show more
Long story short, I use sex work to fund my schooling. If you're over 18 and comfortable with such things you can help me win more funding by voting in the contest at this link: http://xxsteelehazexx.manyvids.com/contest/2045
You can vote for free once a day for the next 11 days.
Jxeli Bixie | They/He | Er* | Exchange Student in Germany | Majoring in Gender Studies | Filmmaker
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