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.””

In case you needed a reminder that shit like this still happens.

“Under no circumstances are you to call women bitches… if you must, call them harpies.”

– a high-key problematic professor on the first day of his intro to philosophy class.

 

How to Have a Conversation with Your Family When You Vehemently Disagree About Everything

“You can hate your family member’s views, but never start to hate your family member.” Continue reading “How to Have a Conversation with Your Family When You Vehemently Disagree About Everything”