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Professors Love Answering Cold Emails from White Dudes, "Meh" on Everyone Else

jhameia:

sarahjhuynh:

writeswrongs:

Two more kickers: “There’s absolutely no benefit seen when women reach out to female faculty, nor do we see benefits from black students reaching out to black faculty or Hispanic students reaching out to Hispanic faculty,” and, “In business academia, we see a 25 percentage point gap in the response rate to Caucasian males vs. women and minorities.” Word, this sounds great, we’re doing great. [NPR]

But white male privilege doesn’t exist?

And then there’s this:

Milkman found there were very large disparities between academic departments and between schools. Faculty at private schools were significantly more likely to discriminate against women and minorities than faculty at public schools. And faculty in fields that were very lucrative were also more likely to discriminate. So there was very little discrimination in the humanities. There was more discrimination among faculty at the natural sciences. And there was a lot of discrimination among the faculty at business schools.

Uh-huh tell me again how science and money are ideologically neutral.

Sometimes you meet someone, and it’s so clear that the two of you, on some level belong together. As lovers, or as friends, or as family, or as something entirely different. You just work, whether you understand one another or you’re in love or you’re partners in crime. You meet these people throughout your life, out of nowhere, under the strangest circumstances, and they help you feel alive. I don’t know if that makes me believe in coincidence, or fate, or sheer blind luck, but it definitely makes me believe in something.

- Unknown  (via sapphiretemplo)

(Source: psych-facts)

fleecy:

appropriately-inappropriate:

audreyvhorne:

sttinkerbelle:

vmpolung:

knowledgeandlove:

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#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.
The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.
Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.
It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

@knivesanddaggar where are you lol

"I don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life work" L O L DO YOU THOUGH

fleecy:

appropriately-inappropriate:

audreyvhorne:

sttinkerbelle:

vmpolung:

knowledgeandlove:

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#and I just don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life’s work.

That comment exactly!! It’s not mine and I can survive without it, so I will.

This is why honey is not vegan.

The problem here is that honey, especially if you buy it ethically from an apiarist, isn’t actually detrimental to the well-being of the bee or the hive. In the wild, honey is used as a food stock, but in a domesticated honeybee colony, the bees are fed quite well, and so the honey is a surplus.

The alternatives, like sugar, relies on monocrops in third world countries, with transient labour. Growing up, there was a sugarcane field by my house, and I’m sure the Haitian men who worked backbreaking hours hacking a machete through knife-bladed leaves in 40 degree heat for a couple dollars a day would have traded a testicle to be a Canadian honeybee. Stevia’s going the same way, iirc.

Additionally, apiarists are actually huge proponents and activists for sustainable bee-keeping, and it’s estimated that the domesticated hive may be the last great hope for declining populations, because we can optimize their chances for survival.

It’s their life’s work, sure, but it’s not the death of them to use it responsibly.

@knivesanddaggar where are you lol

"I don’t feel entitled to someone else’s life work" L O L DO YOU THOUGH

knivesanddaggar:

"in a city torn apart by street violence, sex is forbidden because of a deadly virus…"

…and no one cares because sex is not what defines human relationships

also ewww their faq seems gross and doesn’t answer the questions very well (re: their shitty plot that only really applies to cishet people) also OF COURSE the mediators with the underhanded motives to keep the poor, “normal”, sexually frustrated teens apart are asexual… (except oh, “not all asexuals are mediators you know, some of them are also regular citizens segregated like any other” and oh, “this asexuality is rather an attribute linked to their neutral status” fuck you. asexual =/= neutral, asexual =/= DEVOID OF FEELING

also when they try to explain why most of their team is white… “we are fore and foremost focused on talent and not trying to compose some kind of United Colors of Benetton add here ;-)” gross, gross, come back when you get your heads out of your asses

hendumst:

I could listen to this forever and never get bored

"in a city torn apart by street violence, sex is forbidden because of a deadly virus…"

…and no one cares because sex is not what defines human relationships

(Source: okamipersonals)

kind of freaking out right now haha

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sarazarr:

animalics:

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sarazarr:

animalics:

Guinea Pigs are natural swimmers, but have to be introduced to the water slowly so they don’t panic

[posting without comment]

catstalking GUINEA PIGS