14KGold elsewhere; you can call me 14K. Back in my more recently ancestral stomping grounds of NYC. I have much to say, and I say it very fucking loudly. I love learning; if you can teach me something, I'm all ears, and I'd love to teach you what I can in return. Nota bene: I can accept an initial lack of knowledge, but I'm too old to tolerate bullshit. If you prefer willful ignorance, this ain't the place for you.

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23rd April 2014

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I should go buy bread so I can eat something, but it’s cold and I don’t wanna go outside.

I miss my stove. I miss hot liquids.

23rd April 2014

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shoooooooooooot me

23rd April 2014

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@susaniam

Basically, I fix their writing. Most (as in, all but four to date over the course of 12 years) are non-native English speakers, so getting words/expressions/phrasings/etc. correct is a big issue. These days, I’m usually working on dissertations (dissertations, proposals for dissertations, articles developed from dissertations, etc.). It’s basic editing, plus all the rewriting/reworking necessary with less-than-awesome English; I have a lot of performers, and more often than not they don’t have all that much experience writing significant academic papers, so I also spend of lot of time on organization, the material itself, etc. Depending on the subject and my knowledge of it, I’ll also be assessing the substance of what they’re writing… and if it’s a musician, I will be proofing all the analysis and whatnot.

So it’s editing, and it becomes teaching by virtue of who I take on; I take a few straight copyediting gigs, but 1) they’re boring, 2) my reputation is for the other stuff so it’s not called for often, and 3) I find that harder because did I mention BORING BORING BORING. Some of my students work really hard at the learning part; others are less interested and just want their stuff fixed, but that rarely works for more than a paper or two. It’s best when I get them to come in person, but many are not even in the U.S., much less NYC. 

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23rd April 2014

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I swear, I’m correcting the same things over and over and over again.

Wagnerian Student has been working with me for many years; she used to be very good at avoiding poor phrasings after I’d pointed them out. But since she started sending me the bulk of her stuff online, it’s kind of gone to hell… I don’t think she’s actually studying the changes I make, just going over everything to see if it’s what she wants, because she’s starting so many sentences with a tic I detest that she can’t possible have noticed the last hundred or so times I’ve changed it. 

Frustrating. I’m also tired and want to sleep (for real sleep, my nap consisted only of drifting, so I still feel shitty), and instead have two students coming in.

And mostly I’m just sad and grumpy as hell. Morose. I’m very morose and want to be dead. Yippee.

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23rd April 2014

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Thanks!

susaniam said: Excellent! That came fast. Good luck with everything.

Since the super can’t even come yet, I wasn’t expecting such a fast delivery. I’ll be happier when I can use it, obviously, but hey—progress!

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23rd April 2014

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nuestrahermana:

queertheoryissexy:

blessedharlot:

qamaranwzaytoun:

readafuckingbook:

This Bridge Called My Back - Writings by Radical Women of Color
I don’t care what gender studies or queer theory class you’ve taken, you need to read this book, but be warned, it is a rare find and might expensive. It contains several essays by womanists discussing their experience, racism, poverty, how racism pervaded the feminist movement in the early 1980s and most importantly the individual experiences of asian pacific, black, american indian and latina/chicana women. This words you find in this book and the truths that will make your soul sick are imperrative for understanding the history of racism, feminism, systematic oppression and white privilege. These are stories that have, even today, been swept under the rug and out of sight. 
You need to read this fucking book. 

PDF version downloadable here.

PDF!!!

I’ve read it, but adding this to the reading list anyway.

For one of my followers who was searching for it!

nuestrahermana:

queertheoryissexy:

blessedharlot:

qamaranwzaytoun:

readafuckingbook:

This Bridge Called My Back - Writings by Radical Women of Color

I don’t care what gender studies or queer theory class you’ve taken, you need to read this book, but be warned, it is a rare find and might expensive. It contains several essays by womanists discussing their experience, racism, poverty, how racism pervaded the feminist movement in the early 1980s and most importantly the individual experiences of asian pacific, black, american indian and latina/chicana women. This words you find in this book and the truths that will make your soul sick are imperrative for understanding the history of racism, feminism, systematic oppression and white privilege. These are stories that have, even today, been swept under the rug and out of sight. 

You need to read this fucking book. 

PDF version downloadable here.

PDF!!!

I’ve read it, but adding this to the reading list anyway.

For one of my followers who was searching for it!

Source: readafuckingbook

23rd April 2014

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Ignorance is acceptable up to a point. For instance, when I was 12 years old my mom had to take me aside in the hippie store and explain to me why I, a 12-year-old white girl, could not wear a dashiki. But I was 12, I didn’t know what a dashiki was and I just thought it was a neat pattern. Now I understand. You don’t play dress-up with other people’s cultures to assert your own uniqueness and specialness.
Avril Lavigne’s New Video Wins The Gold At The Cultural Appropriation Olympics By Robyn Pennacchia (x)

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23rd April 2014

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New oven!

It’s not hooked up yet or anything—the super is very very busy, and won’t be able to deal with all that until Friday. I did emphasize to my landlady that, since I cook everything for myself, every day I don’t have an oven means I’m eating out/prepared foods, which is super expensive and makes me grumpy and also is inevitably much oilier than my own cooking and so makes me feel kind of sick. So hopefully she’ll push him to deal with it asap. In the meantime, at least I can put some of the kitchen back together.

Yay organization! {she says, as the effort of being organized knocks her out completely}

23rd April 2014

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I’m still trying to wrap my head around the idea that CNN’s reporters actually asked marketing experts whether a reviled hate group can rebrand — you know, way to legitimize the group’s existence in the first place, guys! Why not just ask, is there a way to make anti-Semitism more palatable? Is there an upside to White power? Should we bring back town square lynchings? I mean, for crissakes. That’s what you idiots are really asking. There are not two sides to racism and bigotry!

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22nd April 2014

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I regret everything.

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22nd April 2014

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SCOTUS upholds affirmative action ban

jean-luc-gohard:

acceber74:

breakingnews:

The United States Supreme Court ruled Tuesday in a 6-2 vote to uphold a Michigan law that bans affirmative action in college admissions.

Read the ruling here.

Follow the latest at Breaking News

Good luck getting into college, white women, since you benefit the MOST from affirmative action. 

http://ideas.time.com/2013/06/17/affirmative-action-has-helped-white-women-more-than-anyone/

http://www.diversityinc.com/ask-the-white-guy/affirmative-action-benefits-whites-too-more-than-you-think/

http://www.understandingprejudice.org/readroom/articles/affirm.htm

http://madamenoire.com/282653/studies-show-affirmative-action-helps-white-women-more-than-others/

http://newsone.com/2740757/white-women-affirmative-actions-biggest-beneficiaries/

http://www.newser.com/story/169637/who-does-affirmative-action-help-most-white-women.html

http://jezebel.com/white-people-hate-affirmative-action-unless-they-benefi-1124747251

This has been a consistent pattern since Bakke v. Regents in 1978. Affirmative Action has never been effective, and most of what it’s done has been giving entitled white kids a boogeyman, a reason to blame people of color for their own failures and avoid acknowledging people of color’s success.

Source: breakingnews

22nd April 2014

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To all the Tumblr users who tend to use tags very liberally:

green-goold:

thejadedkiwano:

Let’s play a game.

Type the following words into your tags box, then post the first automatic tag that comes up.

you, also, what, when, why, how, look, because, never

YOU GUYS, also I’m agnostic, WHAT DID I DO TO DESERVE THIS???, I hate when my juice makes me think, WHY DID I LOOK, how?, Look at your choices, Because then it’s ONNNN, never gonna happen

Hah.

YOU COULD BE SO MUCH MOREALSO 14K DOES NOT DO WELL WITH APRIL FOOLS SHITWHAT THE HELLO KITTY!!EXCEPT WHEN IT REQUIRES PUTTING ON CLOTHESWhy do I do this to myself?how do people enjoy living?but jeez deer lourdes is he looking good right nowbecause anaesthesia is a problem for meand I have never understood the Holy Ghost

Well, that’s an interesting collection… I like that the first four are shouting.

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22nd April 2014

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Guess who skipped South Carolina event honoring anti-segregation judge? →

invisiblelad:

Last Friday, a bronze statue honoring the late U.S. District Judge J. Waties Waring, whose legal opinions helped end segregation and the doctrine of separate but equal, was unveiled outside the federal courthouse in Charleston, South Carolina. According to the Charleston Post and Courier, “an integrated crowd of several hundred people gathered to watch” the unveiling.

One dozen speakers spoke at the event, including U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, U.S. Congressman James Clyburn and South Carolina Supreme Court Justice Jean Toal, each paying their respects to Waring for having the vision to try to move the country past the era of Jim Crow segregation.

But despite the large crowd and the attendance of top officials like Holder and Clyburn, you won’t be surprised about who didn’t show up:

Republicans from the area’s congressional delegation were conspicuously absent.

U.S. Sens. Lindsey Graham and Tim Scott, and U.S. Rep. Mark Sanford, R-Charleston, all skipped the dedication ceremony held last Friday at the federal courthouse in Charleston.

As Michael Tomasky writes, Waring was a big deal. But even though both the House and Senate are on recess, each of these Republicans was just too busy to take part in the event honoring his life. Graham said he had a pre-existing commitment, Sanford said he was in Virginia and Scott said he had personal business to attend. Their absence doesn’t put them on record for returning to the era of Jim Crow, but it does make one thing clear: As a political matter, they don’t see desegregation as something worth celebrating.

And yet they wonder why their “minority outreach” is going so poorly. Even the fairly simple plays, like showing up to honor a judge that had a hand in ending segregation, they can’t be bothered with. Instead their absence speaks for them. 

Once upon a time, they wouldn’t have pulled this shit. Not because they’re good guys or think segregation and racism suck, nothing like that! But 15 years ago skipping this would have been utterly unacceptable for a U.S. Senator. It really says a lot about how much the political atmosphere has changed… again, nothing new, the complete absence of respect among Republicans in particular for their colleagues has been obvious as fuck since Rep. Whatshisface yelled “You lie!” at the fucking POTUS. Still, an awful reminder…

22nd April 2014

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America's Income Inequality Looks Like It Did Right Before the Great Depression →

Source: policymic

22nd April 2014

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Here's how Walmart is trying to screw workers out of disability benefits →

thalensis:

If the Supreme Court rules in the retail giant’s favor, it will be easier for companies to deny workers benefits.

But ableism isn’t real, nor is the cycle of poverty disabled people are forced to live in man-made, right?

Source: thalensis