It’s time to end the academic culture that says working yourself to sickness means you’re just working hard enough. It’s time to end the culture that says taking time for yourself and your own health comes at the expense of doing good work. It’s time to end the culture that says sleep deprivation, anxiety attacks, and binge drinking are just part of the game. It’s time to end the culture that says if you’re not getting along with your mentor, then it’s all your fault. It’s time to end the culture that says advisors and faculty don’t have to take responsibility for the health of their students. It’s time to end the culture that says seeking help means you’re weak, or a bad researcher.
I’m not afraid to admit that this is an issue that touched my life during my Ph.D. Thankfully I had amazing friends and family outside my program to help me through tough times. But I know that not everyone has a support system like mine. I also watched in sadness when, after a fellow Ph.D. student committed suicide, our program, university, and health services did nothing to acknowledge that it happened, or that the culture of academia could have contributed to it, and (as far as any of us have been able to tell), has done little if anything to stop it from happening again.
Some graduate programs are putting better student support systems in place, and for every bad advisor we can find an exception that cares and helps their students to the utmost of their ability. But academia, overall, still possesses a culture of acceptance and ignorance when it comes to mental health issues, especially in graduate programs.
It’s time to end that culture.
The kid drinking out of the bloody teacup is just PRECIOUS
Can I just remember this picture the next time I’m tired and hungry during a hike? Holy shit.
comics writing newspaper comics Tom Gauld
“No free negro shall come, reside in, or be within this state… the legislation shall provide by penal law for the removal of all such negroes and for their exclusion from the state” - Oregon’s 1857 constitution… not “officially” repealed until 1926.. Today Oregon has a black population of 2%.
The Black Portlanders has a goal of introducing the stories and dreams of Black Portlanders to the world. At this moment, I’m in the midst of a great challenge and fight to keep this project going. I am in the last hours of anIndiegogo campaign to fund the continuance of The Black Portlanders. We are raising a total of $15,000 for essential equipment, development funds, and to save a crucial crashed hard drive that holds the entire first 8 months of The Black Portlanders. Yes.
We must reach our goal by 11:59 Monday night. - Intisar Abioto
A thing I might colour if I have time??
They’re off to meet some necromancers. Theo hates necromancers.sketchdump glugglugs
Dealing with a heavy period when you have no running water, more like cosplaying Lady Macbeth.tmi time
University of Melbourne Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminist (TERF), Sheila Jeffreys is being called out for her racist comments by the indigenous Australian community. Jeffreys asserted on a radio show that being trans is like blackface.
A genderqueer member of the Indigenous people of Australia, told the Star Observer:
There is a fear that racist, misogynistic, queerphobic and transphobic people will take her message as truth and enact these prejudices against trans identified Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. By reducing transgender identities to that of histrionic mimicry is more reflective of her prejudice than it is of my understanding and practice of gender as a genderqueer Indigenous person. I cannot change my racial configuration. I can however mold and express my gender identity as unique and valid to my culture. - Andrew Farrell
Sheila Jeffreys, a TERF who also asserts that women who get tattoos are mutilating themselves to appease the patriarchy, is an opinion leader of a branch of “feminism” that most other feminists reject. In fact, the feminist community popularized the “TERF” back in 2008 to try to distance TERF rhetoric from feminism.
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holy shit! urgh.
Oh whoops, this is what prompted that btw. I’m on my phone because the internet is out, so I guess it didn’t reblog the first time.
My director in my final year was also a specialist in neoliberal economics, and one of only two lecturers running a course nominally about ethical approaches to development. It was trash and I stopped showing up at all after he spent a double session telling us the key was to win over banks and corporations and subsume our research to their goals. His book was also trash that advocated prioritising positive statistics in assessing the impact of development projects, because negative feedback makes researchers feel bad and lose funding.
Sheila Jeffreys is a rotten heap of shit, and being marked down on a Gender in Global Politics paper for not giving her rancid opinions adequate credence was just another indicator to me that I had to get out of and far far away from academia.
hdsfdsdsfds a water main burst right above our computer room, and missed my comic archive by like 3 inches
it missed the computer etc too, but priorities