For the record, I have recently come to the realization that yes, I am a feminist. A lot of my thought processes go towards what it means to be a woman, what men think about women, how men treat women, how women are advertised to, things women aren’t allowed to talk about when men have virtually no taboo topics, feminine sexuality, women as objects, etc. etc. I really hadn’t given any of this much thought until I had a conversation with a friend about her grad work, which is essentially based on womanhood. A lot of my new work has revolved around these ideas. I lost a friend recently because she thought it was inappropriate when I told her (male) friends to stop making sexual comments about one of our mutual friends. I refuse to go to a certain club in Savannah because it is literally a livestock sale: girls dance on the floor while guys line the wall, scoping out the ones they want to take home (moreso than literally any other club or bar I have ever been in). It is blatant to me that feminism does still have a place in this society, and that women are being treated disgustingly every day.
That being said, most of today’s feminists completely piss me off. Someone posted an article earlier about the double standard of women’s sizes among feminists - curvy women are beautiful (as they rightfully should be seen), but thin women are decidedly anorexic and have fallen into the trap of wanting to become societally “beautiful” objects? And women who have plastic surgery are debased to no end, but women who have abortions are highly praised. I thought you were fighting for the freedom to do what you want with your body? And even something as simple as liking flowers! That is blasphemy to the feminist, who meanwhile claims that women should be empowered to do what they want with their lives (as long as it’s nothing too girly?). What if what I want is to cook my husband dinner, stay home, and raise our children? Am I less of a woman? How do we seriously expect to find equality beside men if you can’t even admit that the housewife, a fellow woman, is your equal?
I can whole heartily agree with this. When I over hear conversations on campus girls are the most vocal about the importance of traditional roles for women. It’s a shame because given the chance I’m sure all women could understand that every one is equal as a person. I think confusion comes from people who see marriage as the only appropriate role and people who view marriage with a greater context. Good luck with your feminism!
I have always enjoyed Anchor when I get the chance to drink it. I would say it’s one of my favorite beers. This is exciting to see them being sold to a company who is interested in growing the brands of craft and artisan beers. I hope Anchor Brewing becomes much larger. I hope they don’t forgive any of their quality while they grow! What do ya’ll think about Anchor Beer?
1. PHD is unaffected by this recycling/waste awareness project because how little PHD consumes, thus this project is a waste of time. Hey PHD, there are other people in the world who are not waste conscious.That’s what this project is meant to do: encourage others to think consciously about the waste they produce from consumption. Sorry not everyone in the world is as innately perfect as you, PHD.
If the goal of the program is to get people to use less waste. Why not have a program that raises awareness of how much waste we produce?
2. PHD: “The people who come up with this kind of junk have zero respect for the time of others”; oh really PHD? I’m very sure PHD has “zero respect for the time of others,”consider janitors. It is hardly necessary to have trash-cans in every classroom (the trash out-put in a classroom is largely from snacks and soda, stuff that can be pocketed to be thrown away at the end of class). Minimizing the number of trashcans means less trash bags and less trash cans that the janitors clean up after and saves trash bags. Sure, a PHD won’t care about the janitor, but saving time with one thing helps out.
Someone would respond to this: “but janitor’s are paid to clean up trash! Professors are not paid to deal with trash!” (1) yes, but that does not mean you create more trash to make them clean up. (2) professors aren’t paid to consume shit at work and then make garbage, do it on your own time.
If emptying trash cans consumed that much time of the janitor’s. If they keep this change permanent they will be able to fire another employee to save even more money.
3.PHD thinks it takes 10 minutes to throw something out from an office. Seriously, what the fuck kind of trash are you throwing out? Also, I’m sure PHD wants to make it sound like PHD is thinking about other professors, but PHD cares ‘bout no one but PHD.
I think It might be fair to call this an overestimate. But over the course of a day if you have walk to the trash can down the hall and back every time you want to throw something away that time can add up.
I talked to a number of other professors in the economics department and none of them seem to really appreciate having their trash cans taken away.
We exploit arguably exogenous train schedule changes in Washington DC to investigate the relationship between public transportation provision, the risky decision to consume alcohol, and the criminal decision to engage in alcohol–impaired driving. Using a triple differences strategy, we provide evidence that overall there was little effect on DUI arrests, alcohol related fatal traffic and alcohol related arrests. However, we find that these overall effects mask considerable heterogeneity across geographic areas and spatial shifting. Specifically, we find that areas close to bars that are within walking distance to Metro stations experience increases in alcohol related arrests and decreases in DUI arrests.