This Washington Post article about the horribleness that Texas officials are doing to trans kids in Texas made me cry. Please support Texas democrats this election season and donate to pro-trans causes and places like the ACLU.
In which Xyk discovers that she is underpaid compared to others in her department. I need to write a post on this– but academic ladies especially, if you are at a public state school, your salary and all the salaries in your department are either available online or from asking the librarians at your school (our librarians will send them to you as a .pdf if you call them). Look up your salary and the salaries of other members of your department. Are you underpaid? If so, you can do something about that without necessarily going on the market (it depends on your department/school/university), especially if you’re at an R1 that is concerned about equity. I’ll write up a post suggesting things you can do one of these Mondays (or you can write in as an ask the grumpies if you want it as a Friday post– we’re running low on those but not low on posts talking about money).
It’s only recently that economists have started thinking, hey maybe women and minorities are just as rational as white men but they’re playing different games.
Andrew Van Dam is my absolute favorite WaPo reporter. Some of you were wondering about high paying jobs for people who don’t go to college, also there’s some bonus questions about people who end up doing something other than what their major trained them for.
Cognitive Behavior Therapy Reduces Crime and Violence over 10 Years . And it reduces it more if you provide some money with it.
This site is fun to play with even though it does not have my high school on it. (And I’ve never been on facebook… so I’m not in the data anyway.)
Are men becoming feminine? Check out this thread for a history of opinion pieces.
Activisms: I have been doing things, I just forget to post them. This week had a lot of donating for books and other lgbt+ stuff in red states on donorschoose. This weekend I intend to write a lot of letters to voters with Vote Forward.