The research fairy, but spooky
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I'm reading "Queer City" by Peter Ackroyd

I'm 11 pages in, but it's already very funny

Also: I'm collecting a bunch of great anti-queer slurs that are no longer in circulation that are ripe for reclaiming

* effeminati (sounds like a powerful worldwide secret society of men who make straight men uncomfortable)
* indorser (from the boxing term for hitting a man's back side)
* fribble (so cute!)
* giving caudle (sounds adorable and it's from the Latin "cauda" for "tail")

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A Mastodon instance for academics

Scholar Social is meant 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, recognizing that there can only be academic freedom where the existence and validity of interlocutors' identities is taken as axiomatic.

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(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 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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