By JanieS on Mysteries of Adulthood
@shalalas Nobody could tell Jane shit. She only ever did exactly what she wanted/what she thought was right. That her life choices seem questionable to us is entirely beside the point.
Congrats to you/her. As an academic I strive so hard to keep it real and write/teach what I want, not what the random arbiters of power want. Who knows how that will pan out. This article does make me sad that academia excludes so many viable voices (commenters included). That's not why most of us who get into academia go there - but it's easy to end up holding an exclusionary line (see JonnyFoy comment above - oh shove it, you are probably the guy at my curriculum committee meeting holding fast on merit over need-based financial aid too).
anyway, bravo all around and I hope a few of the good people can and do remain in academia, because otherwise it's all jerks shaping the minds of the future and sitting near me in meetings.
We'll be needing several more posts with the tag "Academia is drunk," please.
By caber on Adventures With Gym Man
more adventures with the Gym Man, s'il vous plait!
ahahahahahahaha the picture of Jane teetering off the edge of the treadmill ahahahahahahahaha you two broke me im broken now
This is glorious. Bilingual "croissant" cracked me up.
HOLD ON JUST ONE MINUTE HERE. Does this mean that AHP and Simone aren't going to finish the Lilith Fair series? Am I to remain deprived of a critical analysis of The Indigo Girls, Dar Williams, Catie Curtis, etc?
I mean, good for you AHP and this is awesome, but I am also feeling bereft. ::sniff::
@claire2222 Say what you want about Buzzfeed, but the ivory tower ain't what it used to be. I find it hard to come down on anyone who's made the decision to step away from the non-stop pressure and insane expectations of academia and onto what will hopefully be a saner and more stable (but still intellectually and culturally engaged) career path.