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FattyGate

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On February 28, 2015
I think it will come as a shock to no one that a movement as misogynistic and transphobic (and, oh yeah, craaaaazy racist) as GamerGate also places A LOT of stock in fat-shaming. Hey! Did you know that all women who oppose GamerGate are fatty-fat-fat non-gamers? Well, they are. Share

De-tenuring

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On February 28, 2015
A disturbing proposal out of Tennessee. In response to continued decreases in state funding of higher education, the Board of Trustees has announced cost cutting and revenue raising plans that are terrible for both students and faculty but fairly expected. And tacked on is something very weird and upsetting: Tenure and post-tenure review process: To […]

SEK vs. ENT

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On February 27, 2015
SEK needed to go to an ENT because his right ear is on the fritz. So he went to VERY YOUNG ENT’s office in Prairieville, Louisiana, which may or may not have any bearing on what follows. VERY YOUNG ENT: (looking at — but not reading — SEK’s medical file) This is a really thick […]

What Could Go Wrong

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On February 27, 2015
Good ol’ regulatory capture: Department of Agriculture edition from Tom Philpott: Their comments focus on three Hormel-associated plants, which are among just five hog facilities enrolled in a pilot inspection program run by the USDA. In the regular oversight system, USDA-employed inspectors are stationed along the kill line, charged with ensuring that conditions are as […]
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