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Monthly Archive: November 2011

Nov 29 2011

Won't Someone Please Think of the Sluts?

[Snark Warning] I was bemused recently by the reaction when I mentioned on my Tumblr–in the context of a larger conversation–that I’m proud of the fact that I’m not, for lack of a better term, “promiscuous.” I was promptly accused of “slut-shaming,” which, according to this blog, is constituted by the following: the idea of …

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Nov 24 2011

Antidepressants and Strength of Character

Spoiler alert: They have nothing whatsoever to do with each other. There are different levels of stigma surrounding mental illness. There’s the stigma of having a disorder in itself, the stigma of being in treatment for a disorder, and, perhaps most of all, the stigma of that treatment being pharmacological. People love to hate psychopharmacology, …

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Nov 23 2011

Facebooking in Class–Symptom, not Disease

I think I’m going to have a series of posts criticizing GOOD’s pathetic education section, which is currently failing even harder than my insomniac classmates are at their finals. This is an older article, but I decided to dig it up and poke fun at it anyway. This article suggests that having a “15-minute tech …

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Nov 15 2011

Let Them Eat Snacks

In what might be the best argument for the abolition of the tenure system that I have personally heard of, a professor at Cal State Sacramento has walked out of his own class to protest the fact that some students didn’t bring snacks. To elaborate, the professor, George Parrott, has had the following “snack policy” …

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Nov 13 2011

Why You Should Date a Feminist

Men, this post is for you. I’ve been told by trusted sources that potential suitors may read my blog and find themselves intimidated by my feminist ideas. I would never want to discourage a potential suitor until I discover him to be deplorable, so I’m offering up this post as an olive branch of sorts. …

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Nov 11 2011

Sleep: Forgotten Martyr of College Life

“Academics, social life, and sleep: pick two.” -popular advice given to college freshmen I’m sure you’ve heard that one before. Most college students, it seems, pick the first two. What surprises me isn’t so much the fact that they do, but the fact that sleep deprivation is considered such a routine part of college life. Nobody seems to …

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Nov 04 2011

The Gym: the Poor Man's Runway

Yesterday, one of the main student publications at my illustrious university came out with this gem, titled “Dressing to Impress at the Gym.” After the title and byline, the article takes an unfortunately predictable route: So the gym might not be the sexiest place on earth. But, who says that it can’t be one of …

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