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Re: Random Education News

Postby MJW » Mon Jun 11, 2018 6:48 am

Rocker wrote:Trade work is severely underrated. I started in healthcare automation in 2012 with zero experience. I’ve increased my salary by 18k since then ( and I get overtime!).

Hard work pays.


Amen. So does identifying a skill or trade that people. actually. need.

I've been trying to drill this into my kids. You see how many times we've needed a mechanic? An electrician? An HVAC guy? How about a nurse? So on and so forth. How often have we needed anyone with a liberal arts degree?

I hope and pray my kids learn trades. They can become "well rounded people" the other 100 hours of the week.

And I say this as someone with a liberal arts degree that I've never used but will be paying for until the year my son graduates High School.
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Re: Random Education News

Postby Buc2 » Mon Jun 11, 2018 7:00 am

MJW wrote:
Rocker wrote:Trade work is severely underrated. I started in healthcare automation in 2012 with zero experience. I’ve increased my salary by 18k since then ( and I get overtime!).

Hard work pays.


Amen. So does identifying a skill or trade that people. actually. need.

I've been trying to drill this into my kids. You see how many times we've needed a mechanic? An electrician? An HVAC guy? How about a nurse? So on and so forth. How often have we needed anyone with a liberal arts degree?

I hope and pray my kids learn trades. They can become "well rounded people" the other 100 hours of the week.

And I say this as someone with a liberal arts degree that I've never used but will be paying for until the year my son graduates High School.

No wonder you drink. ;)
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Re: Random Education News

Postby Zarniwoop » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:13 pm

I have read an incredible amount of stupid **** in academic journals. Personally I think about 90% of what is published in them is absolute rubbish....higher in some fields, much lower in others. But I can honestly say this study takes the cake. It was recently published in a peer reviewed academic journal -- Gender, Place and Culture.


Title: Human reactions to rape culture and queer performativity at urban dog parks in Portland, Oregon

Abstract: This article addresses questions in human geography and the geographies of sexuality by drawing upon one year of embedded in situ observations of dogs and their human companions at three public dog parks in Portland, Oregon. The purpose of this research is to uncover emerging themes in human and canine interactive behavioral patterns in urban dog parks to better understand human a-/moral decision-making in public spaces and uncover bias and emergent assumptions around gender, race, and sexuality. Specifically, and in order of priority, I examine the following questions: (1) How do human companions manage, contribute, and respond to violence in dogs? (2) What issues surround queer performativity and human reaction to homosexual sex between and among dogs? and (3) Do dogs suffer oppression based upon (perceived) gender? It concludes by applying Black feminist criminology categories through which my observations can be understood and by inferring from lessons relevant to human and dog interactions to suggest practical applications that disrupts hegemonic masculinities and improves access to emancipatory spaces.




The journal isn't free so I don't want to paste the article, but this is in the introduction:


Because of my own situatedness as a human, rather than as a dog, I recognize my limitations in being able to determine when an incidence of dog humping qualifies as rape, ....In particular, from my own anthropocentric frame, it is difficult if not impossible to ascertain when canine sexual advances are un/wanted, or when they are rapes rather than performances of canine dominance, which introduces considerable unavoidable ambiguity in my interpretations of this variable.

While this research primarily involves applying theoretical considerations from feminist and queer theory, and draws inspiration from applications of Black criminology, to non-human animal observations collected over the course of a year in urban dog parks, the inherent relationship between human, dog, and dog parks brings the question into the realm of human (specifically feminist) geography.

Metaphorically, however, we are now better positioned to answer the question, "What specific and thematic lessons can be learned from dog parks that have the potential to further equity, diversity, inclusion, and peaceful coexistence and improve human-animal spaces?" The answer is that the lessons from this study can be taken as heuristics that contribute to different ways of conceptualizing and interrupting masculinist hegemonies
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Re: Random Education News

Postby Rocker » Tue Jun 12, 2018 6:18 pm

The abstract itself is cringeworthy, at best. Yikes.
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Re: Random Education News

Postby The Outsider » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:11 pm

Rocker wrote:The abstract itself is cringeworthy, at best. Yikes.


All I needed to see was the title. That's such a ****ing ridiculous premise for any kind of study.
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Re: Random Education News

Postby Zarniwoop » Tue Jun 12, 2018 7:28 pm

You guys better check your situatedness
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Re: Random Education News

Postby Buc2 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:22 am

smdh
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Re: Random Education News

Postby Rocker » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:58 am

I’m not woke enough for that; I suppose.
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Re: Random Education News

Postby bucfanclw » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:58 am

I'd probably publish something like this too, but then again, I wrote the disaster recovery plan at my company for the event of zombie outbreak (Necrotic Homonid) to be snarky and that is still buried in the books with HR and legal since they never bothered to read it.
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