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On D.I.-Why?: Emily Matchar on the Allure of the “New Domesticity”

@Quinn A@twitter I'm so glad you enjoyed it! Although now I'm a little psyched out that maybe she thought I was being sneery. No, not possible. I am too clearly a doofus.

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 2:52 pm 0

On D.I.-Why?: Emily Matchar on the Allure of the “New Domesticity”

@Quinn A@twitter Author here! It wasn't sarcastic. We were both laughing. As a person who spent the last day before her wedding wrapping two hundred matchboxes with sticky paper and stuffing them with dried dung balls (they contained bluebonnet seeds, but they also looked, unfortunately, kind of like candy), I am in no position to judge anyone. :)

The microwave thing actually kind of reminds me of my college coffee-maker, which I decorated with little stickers. I think still have it in the back of my cabinet, can't bear to throw it away. (Obviously my next article should be about being a pack-rat.)

Posted on July 22, 2013 at 1:31 pm 0

On Can't Spell Truth Without Ruth

@Gulf of Finland Thanks for reading my post on women's rights getting trampled in Texas . . . Here's my follow-up about the filibuster itself (http://theoeditrix.com/2013/06/28/its-democracy-english/) - Now we're just waiting to see what will happen when the 2nd special session opens tomorrow. It's going to be a looooooong battle on this and we're already so tired here. But keeping the faith. :(

Posted on June 30, 2013 at 12:20 pm 0

On Texas Senator Wendy Davis's Filibuster

@fondue with cheddar An injunction has already been filed about the photo ID thing, and massive, volunteer-led voter registration and education drives are going to feature prominently in the next elections. I'm marking my calendar! Here's hoping it helps.

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 2:18 pm 1

On Texas Senator Wendy Davis's Filibuster

@wee_ramekin Yes! I've just been writing about that in a piece for The Rumpus. I think it's so amazing that she essentially drove a stake into the whole business. God bless Kirk Watson, but how rad is it that it was a woman of Tejano descent who drove a nail in the SB5 coffin (at least for that session)?

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 2:15 pm 0

On Texas Senator Wendy Davis's Filibuster

@wee_ramekin You'll have one follower for sure! :)

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 2:12 pm 0

On Texas Senator Wendy Davis's Filibuster

@wee_ramekin Thanks lady! Hey, are you on Twitter? What's your handle? I've been live-tweeting the events from the Capitol under @unlandedgentry, and will be doing so during the second special session as well.

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 1:35 pm 1

On Ask a Humanities Grad Student

@@serenityfound Right there with you! Just remember that if you got an MA you are good at lots and lots of things, that there's more than one "path" for everyone, and that there are more ways to help the kiddos (and the rest of the world) than teaching cultural studies (even though I agree that's a good and appealing one).

Also, I am very big on this book for people who've been in academia but are pursuing career paths outside the university: http://www.amazon.com/What-Are-You-Going-That/dp/0226038823
It's easy to read and it helped me sort through some of those feelings and think about my career in a different way.

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 12:52 pm 0

On Ask a Humanities Grad Student

@Xanthophyllippa (and today is obviously one of those days, which is how I somehow became the anti-PhD troll on this thread, lol)

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 12:19 pm 0

On Ask a Humanities Grad Student

@Xanthophyllippa I'm sorry, I DEFINITELY didn't mean that as a personal thing about you and your life, and I apologize if it sounded that way. Your experience is your experience. :) Just speaking from experience of me and my friends - that thing about worrying that you'll "hate yourself" can have toxic effects. As I say, I did stick with it and get the piece of paper, and most days I don't regret that. But some days I do, and on those days I wonder if fear of a sense of personal failure was what kept me in it.

Posted on April 20, 2012 at 12:17 pm 0