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I'm envious of your kid. I've got my hands on the first two Tiffany Aching books about this time last year. Libraries do better at sharing where we moved to, so I'm hoping I can find more Pratchett in English. by melsbells in Mixed Media Fri Mar 23 7:22 PM
Pantsss are my fave part of job hunting. I do hate updating my resume and trying to figure out what to add and what to take out (I know FORTRAN!!!, but really, i KNEW FORTRAN at some point...) and wondering if I really submitted this same crap resume before with that awkward phrasing... Nope, that won't do, I need to rewrite that section. And holy hell did I really do all that in graduate school and at my first job? I hope they don't ask about that because I don't remember it anymore... by DarkOne in Polls Fri Mar 23 7:09 PM
From my experience, non-feminist therapists will side with men, especially if they're "charming" men. I've also had a therapist side with me over my mom and it wasn't helpful. She said something that I heard as a misogynist generalization. I don't want to go to any couples' or family therapy when they're biased and lacking knowledge like that. It's a waste of time. by geldofc in Feminism Wed Mar 21 7:28 AM
I totally forgot about this one job board that I go to where you have to clear your cookies every time before you log in or it fails. Also, it times out after 15 minutes. >.< I seriously bookmarked "clear cookies" at the top of my toolbar so I can just do it. Ugh. by rowan in Ranting Tue Mar 20 8:16 PM
Teeeheee. Thanks everyone! For the congrats and the wishes and creepy sheep :spin: and the polar night skies and the dark poetry!
Looked up the sonnet and the author. She wrote that while in prison? If so, it gives it another layer of darkness. I enjoyed it. While the night doesn't make her desolation any better, it doesn't make it worse by demanding more energy than she has to expend. There are no motions to go through, she can just crawl up into her hole. I can understand the exhaustion of being depressed and having to pretend everything is fine during the day and the relief that comes with quiet.
Engineering is one of the coolest jobs in the world, but there are so many disciplines it can be a little daunting to choose one for yourself! I wasn't happy with the existing quizzes, they were mostly way too direct (do you like bridges or wires? uh...) or way too career-spammy, and they were all way too serious. So with that in mind I took some personality traits and kinda did my best attempt at mapping them to engineering fields. It's not scientific or accurate because it really doesn't matter, engineers do so many things and move around so much there's no way to predict what path you'll end up on... so relax! This point of this test is to combine the fun of a personality quiz with the usefulness of a career test... hey look at that, fun AND useful? It's getting engineer-y already! Mon Mar 19 3:00 AM
Honestly it's more likely that someone will not hire me based on my twitter than on my blue hair. tbh if they can't handle my anti-racism tweets then fuck them.
I was just surprised that someone could see a fun photo on a client-facing website - no alcohol, no beer, just less than a shirt and tie - and think I couldn't lead staff.
Yeah that's just weird bullshit by rowan in Careers & Education Fri Mar 16 1:44 PM
ooooooooo yeah, vomit is definitely up there. Especially because smelling vomit makes me want to vomit.
My boyfriend cooks eggs in a cast iron pan, and I don't know if he just overcooks his eggs, or it's residual eggs from past breakfasts, or if that's just how eggs scrambled in a cast iron pan smell, but it's terrible. I'm very tempted to ban him from using my cast iron because I really can't deal with how awful it smells. And it's in the morning too, when I'm already super grumpy. by Bork in Random Wed Mar 7 2:04 AM
I don't have any recommendations to add, but I wouldn't give "Feminism is for Everybody" to a bunch of conservative white Christian women. I think the chapter on religion could cause them to turn on the rest of the book.
Point taken. Guess how many copies of this my local library system carries? Zero. Over 1M volumes, and we carry zero copies. Le Sigh. by DarkOne in Feminism Tue Mar 6 8:53 PM
I don't really see the point of comparing which sex has the best pleasure or the worst sexual experience at the expense of the other sex.
I don't think this is the point. When women aren't aware of what "good" sex is -- outside of just "not too painful" -- then we literally get women who don't know that sex can feel good. That they are capable of enjoying the act, that it's not just something to suffer through. Sex and money, the two biggest reasons relationships fall apart. "Close your eyes and think of England" should be in the far, far past. by Plotthickens in Feminism Sun Mar 4 9:37 PM