Sometimes, even though I don’t want to, I find myself judging/resenting/comparing myself to/feeling threatened by other women in my discipline.

I’ve had a lot of time to think about this topic, and here’s the moral of the story: I forgive myself.

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On Being the Only Type-A Person in Your Department

And when you are the only type-A person in the department, you don’t have that luxury. You can’t not do something and say, “it’s okay, someone else will do it.” or “well the event has been planned so it has to happen anyway.” Either you do it, or it doesn’t happen. And watching the thing that you’ve been planning and dedicating your time and energy to for the past three months not happen? Well, that’s worse than exhausting yourself to make it happen.

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“Sorry, this is a conversation for MEN only.”

Someone said this to me yesterday. I walked into the graduate student lounge because I heard what sounded like a heated conversation. I asked, “What’s going on?” The response I got: “Sorry, this is a conversation for men only.” They meant it as a joke, and some people may think I’m overreacting by getting upset about it. Here is why it isn’t funny. Continue reading ““Sorry, this is a conversation for MEN only.””

10 men and a woman sit in a philosophy class…

… and discuss the ethics about lying about being a virgin to a lover.

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