The “feminist” research center that exploits people’s labor is defending itself by saying that it’s perfectly OK not to pay feminist scholars for their work as long as said scholars are immigrants. Are they trying to make themselves as offensive as possible to everybody in sight?
The blogosphere is exploding with rage over this post on charter schools. I have no idea what is so significant about the post – I find it boring and poorly written. But if people find it relevant, here it is.
(In Swedish). Russians keep provoking the silly impotent Europeans.
(In Spanish). And only the brave Poles are trying to stand up to the Russians’ egregious violations of the flight space of neighboring countries.
Do you have a vulva puppet? If not, go here to discover why you urgently need one.
(In Russian). Russian propaganda at its most hilarious.
In the meanwhile, American pseudo-feminists keep listing their trivial little grievances. And here is another example. The first link is from somebody who has been writing weepy garbage for years but the second one is from somebody who used to have some promise. This is just sad.
And here is an excessively verbose old-school feminist feeling a vague discomfort with something vaguely named and going on at length trying to express her vague feelings.
Higher Ed is as stupid as ever. Now it has published an article whose only point is for a highly imarticulate, painfully stupid person to make fun of autistics. Why can’t these stupid bureaucrats just be bumped off campuses already?
“The report examined data from the bureau’s National Crime Victimization Survey collected between 1995 to 2013 about women aged 18 to 24 — the demographic that is most at risk for sexual assault. The researchers found that the rate of rape and sexual assault among nonstudents in that age group was 1.2 times higher than that of students.” OK then. Can we stop presenting college campuses as horribly dangerous places where people are more likely to get raped than outside of them?
Horrifying corruption at Cornell: “Leadership of the board that oversees Cornell University’s medical college is passing from father to daughter, an unusual transition of power for a higher education board.” Shame on you, Cornell!
Highly ridiculous: “U.S. health regulators estimate that consumers will suffer up to $5.27 billion in “lost pleasure” over 20 years when calorie counts on restaurant menus discourage people from ordering french fries, brownies and other high-calorie favorites.”
“As many humanities programs struggle to avoid cuts or face tough questions about job prospects for graduates, Washington University in St. Louis will launch a doctoral degree program this fall to cater to aspiring academics with interests in specific components of classical studies.” Good job, Wash U!
(In Russian). Estonians have the most gangsta Lenin ever. There’s just a photo, though, so the language doesn’t really matter.
(In Russian). An interview with a blogger from the Donetsk Region. She has a much kinder view of the region but don’t listen to me, listen to her. She’s been there, she knows.
“In her speech to the dinner guests in Washington, Hirsi Ali recalled meeting Vice President Joe Biden. He informed her that “ISIS had nothing to do with Islam.” When she disagreed with him, Biden actually responded: “Let me tell you one or two things about Islam.” “I politely left the conversation at that,” Hirsi Ali said, to laughter.”
(In Spanish). Spain’s Mariano Rajoy declared this week that Spain’s crisis is over. I guess, my book has become irrelevant now. (Hint: Rajoy is being serious and I’m not.)
Even more of the funny developments at Harvard. Let’s debate this. Who supports the prof? Who doesn’t? Can you guess whether I do?