he is the best at it because a)he’s better at technical writing things like grammar and shit that i honestly just never concerned myself with (oops?) b)he knows what i mean even when i’m saying it wrong and can figure out how to say it the right way. c) he is always nice about it even when parts are bad!
so lucky to have such a nice guy. for real. i know i whine about lots of things in the world (like how one of my references still hasn’t submitted his letter of recommendation and so i can’t submit my application yet!) but Will is an awesome amazing person who is always trying to make me happy and make my life better. i am crazy lucky and if i ever forget that - remind me!
In 2010 something unthinkable happened – student debt surpassed credit card debt as the largest form of debt in this country, passing $800 billion dollars. In 2012 more history will be made as the amount of unpaid student debt climbs to $1 trillion dollars, with an additional $1 million dollars added to that number every 6 minutes.
The ripple effect that this has on our economy is crushing: students and recent graduates are forced into low-wage jobs in order to immediately start making payments back to banks and lenders; instead of stimulating the economy by spending millions of dollars, students and graduates are pinching pennies to just try to keep up with the interest on their loans; and the privatization of colleges and universities are expedited as the same loan agencies use the profit off of students to lobby for lower tax rates, forcing budget cuts to higher education in an economy where recent graduates struggle to find jobs.
Imagine students not working two part-time minimum wage jobs as they struggle to get through school, allowing them more time to participate in civic engagement. Imagine recent graduates not being pushed into a job market where they are forced to intentionally keep wages stagnant, allowing them the ability to work for non-profits or local businesses.
If we do not solve the student debt crisis the students of today will suffer, but the students of tomorrow may never have the opportunity to a college education. A generation of students will pay the hefty price of their student loans; but we must not forget that we will also pay the debt of an entire country ignoring the burden placed on those working to better their lives and communities by obtaining a college degree.
We are demanding that Sallie Mae, Inc. pay their fair share in fixing the economy by:
1. Forgive all student debt after 5 years of payments 2. Eliminate all interest on student loans
If they don’t like what you have to say you don’t belong there anyway. Also, they slog though a ton of shit-for-brains formulaic essays. Shake ‘em up, get their attention, it will probably work a lot better. good luck!
hell yeah! thanks! that was my plan. i mean, how many essays can one social work school even tolerate re: child welfare, homelessness, etc.? I’ve always stuck with just being me and not being silent and while it’s certainly hurt me plenty of times, it’s also helped more times than not and when being yourself pans out, it feels pretty damn good!
i mean, i could make a really easy to stomach essay where it’s easy to accept what i’m saying or i could punch them in the face with radical feminist important things and so that’s what i’m choosing to do.
this could either help me or really hurt me but honestly wtf. i have to do what is right and what is important and not what is easy and obvious right?
Obsessing over: what to write my second grad school essay about. divided on a few: fat people, women, children, homeless. why can’t i make up my damn mind?!?
Working on: trying to start writing my second essay for grad school
Thinking about: how i’m an idiot because i wait until the last possible minute to do ANYTHING
Anticipating: Finishing all this bullshit.
Listening to: people in the cafe at my school talk about how they waited too long to change their major and now they have to stay in school longer than 4 years or have a major they don’t like.
Drinking: coffee. YUM!
Wishing: I didn’t have class tonight and could just write this silly essay and continue slacking in the rest of my life. OR that i would quit slacking off. (I was SOO damn on target last semester!! ugh!)
“It was a procedure day at this clinic, so there were a ton of protesters outside. Suddenly, a woman — this stately matron in a power suit — comes up to the group of protesters and yells, ‘EVERYBODY GET OUT OF MY WAY!! I HAVE A YEAST INFECTION!!’ and busts through them, pushing everyone aside, to get to the clinic entrance. Took any of the power out of the protesters. It was magnificent.”—
The Hair Pin, on Pro-Life protestors outside a Planned Parenthood (via fearofthederpsicle)
Now I want to go to a Planned Parenthood that’s being protested one day and do this even if I don’t actually have a yeast infection.
today i should be writing my second essay for grad school about a vulnerable population re:empowerment.
my plan is to write about children because 1. pretty easy 2. in my primary personal statement i write a lot about children 3. because i’m applying for the children and families concentration.
this is like the EASIEST thing to write!! i could write this in my sleep! it’s only two pages DOUBLE SPACED!! so the question is, why am i not writing it? why am i watching episodes of how i met your mother that i’ve already seen already? why don’t i just do this?
i don’t know. i want to do it. well no, i want to have done it.
i mean. really. part of it i think is that i have a lot to say and for the paper to make any sense it needs to be really focused. i’m having a hard time picking a focus.
not really. i guess that’s a lie
i mostly just don’t give a fuck right now because i am a moment of panik kind of person and i know that this is just not going to get written until the last moment because i’m a jerk and i do this to myself constantly.
Earlier in this pregnancy, I filled out my “Initial Health History” form for prenatal and birth care. You know: check the box if you’ve experienced severe headaches, diabetes, all sorts of things. After the usual “Emotional abuse,” “Physical abuse,” “Sexual abuse,” I got to this very interesting item: ”ANY unwanted/undesired physical or sexual contact.”
read the link. so spot on.
[trigger warning LIKE WHOA at the link for rape culture, coercion, and general unwanted attention]
Because I can hardly stand the thought of these constant erosions of personhood seeming normal to our daughters and sons.
“She did the Secretary of State job, she was a G, she held it down, she didn’t cry. Obama will support her, and she’ll be the first woman president.” — Ice-T on Hillary Clinton.”—(via judithvictorious)
Let’s be honest here. The word ‘female’ is used when someone, maybe subconsciously, wants to distance themselves from the person in question. It makes any sentence more about the difference between genders. Just look at the general context of the word- I have never heard someone say, “That is my female!” or “I love that female.” Or even “She is a really smart female.” Well, I may have heard that last one. At a zoo.
Referring to women as “females” is a dehumanizing tactic.
ALWAYS REBLOG. If you call me a female, I will assume you are a misogynist dick until proven otherwise. No exceptions.
YES. Such a pet peeve of mine. I get so pissed off whenever I hear dudes talk about how they “don’t get females” or “what is up with these females”. It is so dehumanizing and disrespectful.