Tag Archives: capitalism

Less on-the-job training, more like on-your-shoulders

The Chronicle of Higher Education, obviously not an impartial source, released a very interesting op-ed recently: In short, that more companies are expecting colleges and universities to graduate job-ready workers with certain career skills. Students (and probably more keenly, parents) … Continue reading

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Treating erotic dancers like carnival games is apparently normal in Alberta

It’s a looney game all right. Apparently in Alberta, Canada, local laws separate nude dancers from patrons by 1 meter. As a workaround, patrons toss 1- and 2-dollar coins at the dancers. Sometimes, these tosses are far from gentle. In … Continue reading

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Real estate value is relative

I am never moving. Yes, I’ve said this before and probably will say it again (hopefully not for a long, long time) … but that doesn’t change the sheer-terror-based sincerity of this statement today. Right now and for the next … Continue reading

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Not all ageism battles are equal, especially in Hollywood

We all saw this, right? Maggie Gyllenhaal was told she was “too old” to be a romantic interest for some unidentified 55 year old Hollywood he-man with the ego of an infant. (OR some executive who thinks everyone has his … Continue reading

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Unmistakable, inexcusable erasure (and I don’t mean the awesome gay electronica duo that practically soundtracked my college years)

OK, some of my friends are big comic (and related media) fans. And I know none of you are idiot sexists. But maybe some of you may think that feminists are oversensitive to issues such as gendering toys and the … Continue reading

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Persecution vs persecution complex

A smart friend recently posted a story about this Oregon business, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, with this commentary: I get so annoyed by business owners who don’t seem to understand how capitalism works. It’s nasty and brutal. It’s not fair. … Continue reading

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The three things I hate most are sexism … (also mansplaining, smugness and aggressively shitty customer service)

My brilliant friend Cindy won’t hesitate to tell you when you’re wonderful — nor when you have something you need to fix. She will especially tell you when you have done something stupid and offensive. She’s very helpful that way. … Continue reading

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