A tenured professor fell in love w his grad student, & then fired her when he couldn’t “emotionally deal w her anymore” via @azeen
This is a tenure-created problem. At a normal job he’d have been fired and that would be the end of it. @ThaddeusRussell had a great bit about an hour into his last appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast where he patiently explains to a high-sounding Rogan how tenure works.
“On Saturday my pedicurist told me, “I saw you on TV!” But while I’ve been hailed as a badass in my community for saying “I am a prostitute” on TV while standing in a courthouse full of cops, the truth is that I’m really just plain stubborn. I’ll be damned if I’m going to let a bunch of morally-retarded thugs tell me how to conduct my life or what motivations for sex I’m allowed to have, and I’ll be thrice-damned if I sit by and let credulous ignoramuses slander my sisters and endanger all our livelihoods. I may not be able to win against the colossal machine of prohibition, but by Aphrodite I’m going to go down fighting. And even if they crush me, I’m not going to suffer in silence.”
@Maggie_McNeill on recent arrests of sex workers in Seattle. Via @Hal_RTFLC
How does @OMGchronicles share something super interesting every single day? Planning to buy and analyze this study.
“What’s instructive to the Indian youth about Leone’s story is not the choices that she made but that she was able to make them. She was born in a traditional Sikh family that named her Karenjit Kaur Vohra. Yet she was able to jettison her name and the identity it signified and radically remake herself. Her choices might not be their choices, but that she could write her own destiny expands the realm of what’s possible beyond anything that young Indians, still confined by the strictures of caste, class, and convention, could ever imagine.”
Sex worker “rescue” via wage theft in Hawaii. #rightsnotrescue
Who would have guessed that shaming people for their behavior doesn’t work to change it? “For HIV+ Black men, internalized #HIV stigma & #HIVstigma from important others predicts condomless sex over time.” –@DrZhana