@gendertreyf @hillbillyoracle The book Joyful Militancy calls this phenomenon "rigid radicalism" in an excerpt that I have found well worth reading and rereading. https://joyfulmilitancy.com/2018/06/03/the-stifling-air-of-rigid-radicalism/
@hillbillyoracle there's been this weird shift from "no one should be REQUIRED to do the work of educating others for free, esp as a price of entry for basic respect" to "no one SHOULD educate others and you're a bad person if you do." I'm still scratching my head over it.
The first Pride was a riot.
Trans women of color started the fight for queer liberation fifty years ago.
Today, queer immigrants, people of color and sex workers still face police violence.
No cops at pride.
Pride; Police mention
@bgcarlisle wow no that's awful and solidifies my position: no police at pride ever. They're welcome to attend as individuals and always were, but they can do it on their own time like every other fucking queer.
International trade law geek, dumping
I KNEW even before I looked at the U.S. - Large Residential Washers from Korea case under the #WTO that zeroing was involved somehow.
Systemic marginalization, mental health
The myth of fairness and meritocracy is not only a lie, it actively hurts marginalized people. https://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2017/07/internalizing-the-myth-of-meritocracy/535035/?utm_source=pocket&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=pockethits
"Because of the binary the U.S. has created of winners and losers, we often think of Indigenous peoples as on the losing end of history without understanding the miracle of Indigenous life today and the fact that there are elements of a future society premised on justice and sustainable relations between human and nonhuman worlds existing within Indigenous cultures themselves." -- Nick Estes
fuck, this interview is so good
We have revised our STEM Librarian position, to hire at either Assistant or Associate level (according to qualifications and experience.) New grads are encouraged to apply.
More info at https://www2.southernct.edu/faculty-staff/hr/jobs/Assistant_Librarian-STEM.html
I’m on the search committee and will be working closely with the new hire, so please ask if you have questions!
Work-life balance, sexism
"What if, instead of searching for perfect work-life balance at all times, you divided your life into seasons that focused on a particular area?"
This resonates with me and is another reason why the "everything must happen in a straight line by a certain age" time-limited approach to careers is so destructive, particularly to women who are expected to take on a lot of family care duties.
They're called friendship benches I'm sobbing
Broke: Freud's couch
Woke: Chibanda and the Grannies on a bench
In 2006, [Chibanda] told the city health department he wanted to start a mental health programme there.
Neither the department nor the clinic staff were enthusiastic. “The clinic told me the nurses were too busy,” Chibanda said. “And there was no space for me to work inside the building.” So he set up a bench in the yard.
Grudgingly, the clinic lent Chibanda the services of its “Grannies” – middle-aged or older women with little education, who earn a small stipend doing community health work.
Psychiatric care in developing countries, depression, suicide
This article mentions the anecdote of Erica, a 24-year-old Zimbabwean woman who had killed herself. The exchange between Erica's mother and Dr. Chibanda, who had treated Erica before and had asked to see her as soon as possible on hearing of a prior, unsuccessful suicide attempt, is haunting:
"Why didn’t you bring her to see me as we planned?” Chibanda asked.
“We didn’t have bus fare,” the mother said.
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