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The union contract will cover all of this. It will be negotiated to outline volunteer responsibilities and how they differ from paid staff responsibilities. I mean, presumably there is a reason that the paid staff are paid, right? Either most of... [more]
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I am a queer woman who has been known to date men. The ones who were attractive to me were the ones who could be read as gay by some people - by which I mean, dudes who were not super-repressed or super macho, dudes who were able to gesture... [more]
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Absent something unique to your situation - R's connections will work to destroy the group if he tells them to; R's connections will threaten violence against activists; R is currently protecting the group from violence or harassment because of his... [more]
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I know a lot of newish parents right now, many of them pretty far from typical in terms of jobs, transportation options, money, gender presentation, sexuality, politics and social habits. What strikes me (as someone who has never, ever wanted to... [more]
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It's been 27 years since I was that 10 year old. I'm still dealing with it. I still have major issues with hypervigilance and "self-security". I still have issues with dealing with the anger of others, or confrontation. Not just physical... [more]
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I know this is marked answered, but I wanted to say that my first thought, when I read about your kid's continuing minor-yet-stupid behavioral troubles at school, is "how much of those troubles derive from or are reinforced by your ex's bad... [more]
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I think fine-tuning just what kind of "improvements" you want might be helpful, and who you want them from. The secretaries could probably tell you how to improve the reimbursement process, for example - speaking as a secretary - and might... [more]
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Oh, and one more thing about men and cars, although I'm not a man: when I was growing up, many of the working class and lower-middle-class men I knew were always basically suffering from having cars. Cars were, in fact, a matter of dread to... [more]
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I always figured that success was what basically went wrong for both Cobain and Love--they were born to be well-known local rockers, the kind of people who still get pointed out at the bar when they're 45 and still play the occasional benefit show at... [more]
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Ask yourself why you're worried about this - I mean, it doesn't sound like he's given any indication that he's looking to leave you or unhappy with your relationship, so why are you worrying? (If you weren't worried, you wouldn't be wondering - it... [more]
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I live in Minnesota and plenty of people do this. Other people double up on tights or wear leggings under jeans or pants. But so much of this stuff is what you might call "invisible subculture" stuff. There are little social circles... [more]
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I immediately think of this as a way to gather/log political information without needing an informant - who attended a meeting? Where are meetings routinely held? Where are protesters likely to gather? Ultimately, this is the sort of thing that I... [more]
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So...this is a squat, right? And that's why nothing works, and your housemates don't care, and there's no landlord and you can't run anything power intensive. And for some reason (desperation? social disconnect?) you're not plugged into whatever... [more]
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If your parents are major donors - like, seriously major donors, not just $1000 here and there - then you go talk to the Dean and you say something along the lines of "my family and I have always valued Posh Liberal Arts College, so I have... [more]
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The thing is, if you genuinely don't like someone because they are poor, that's kind of shitty. But if you don't like someone because they either are demonstrably lazy and a moocher or have incompatible life goals (they want to work at the... [more]
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I'm not a person who thinks "reverse racism " is a thing, but I will say that comment as a whole - basically just judging how this woman looks - doesn't quite sit right when all the real things she screwed up stand on their own.... [more]
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One of the things I did not realize until I grew old...or older anyway: I had always assumed that "Emotionally I am not ready for a relationship even with someone I really like and so I just can't right now" was twee, emo,... [more]
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Here is a thing (and I think I may do this myself, although my family didn't arrive until after the Civil War - but we benefited materially from racism and Jim Crow because we had less economic competition and a clear narrative about whiteness as... [more]
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Sounds like your husband's department may be full of nasty people. Some departments are - the tone can be set by a couple of snob/abusive faculty or a couple of charismatic asshole students. If your husband's department is horrible, your husband is... [more]
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Why not find someone via the CP, though? Surely there are some young organizers or union members or campus socialists or something. Frankly, anyone outside of activist culture is going to find the CP thing really, really weird and maybe even... [more]
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