Comments on: Grad school confidential: back by popular demand! http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/06/grad-school-confidential-back-by-popular-demand/ History and sexual politics, 1492 to the present Sat, 20 Sep 2014 07:56:15 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.2 By: Historiann http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/06/grad-school-confidential-back-by-popular-demand/comment-page-1/#comment-1696534 Sun, 06 Oct 2013 21:14:26 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21911#comment-1696534 Aside: isn’t it nice to scroll down my homepage and see only lovely images of women? It’s so different from most media like newspapers and video clips on the teevee news, which feature only photos of men doing things, men wielding political power, men engaging in sports, men’s mugshots. It’s surprisingly revolutionary to have a media space that isn’t plastered with images of men.

(The one exception is David Petreaus, who is not my idea of lovely, but I’ll boot him off the front page soon enough.)

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By: Indyanna http://www.historiann.com/2013/10/06/grad-school-confidential-back-by-popular-demand/comment-page-1/#comment-1696284 Sun, 06 Oct 2013 17:48:13 +0000 http://www.historiann.com/?p=21911#comment-1696284 This is way better than an NFL Films [r] highlight reel for the proverbial “Week Six!” Having just this year sent only my second student ever on to a major program for Ph.D-level work, I’m not quite ready to ever say never about the old game. But all of the cautionary tales certainly do apply. The well-documented biases built into the system are still out there, and beyond that, randomness may explain as much as strategy in terms of who survives, and thereby, what survives, the minefield. I’ve certainly never attributed the fact that I’m still hobbling along on two stumps and emitting an occasional “beep” to anything more than Clio’s poor eyesight and perverse sense of humor!

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