When each TV season starts, we hope this will be the year of “strong female characters” who are complex, intelligent, and interesting. We wish for a woman who exists for reasons other than either gently nudging forward her male counterpart’s narrative or bitchily nudging forward her male counterpart’s narrative. This year, we are blessed with so many different women: a detective who struggles to balance her work and personal life, a Secretary of State who struggles to balance her work and personal life, a CIA analyst who struggles to balance her work and personal life, and so on. Once again, TV wants to know: Can women have it all?

Agent Carter, Madam Secretary: Can TV Women Have It All? – Flavorwire

GONNA BE A GREAT TV SEASON!!!!

(via synecdoche)

My first year of teaching I didn’t make jokes and tried very hard to win some authority….but with the years, I’m just getting more relaxed, and being more myself, so I let me enjoy some lessons and make silly jokes. I may even start wearing skirts again!

One read everywhere this is how one should do things, be yourself, bla bla. Well, don’t believe so. If Academia wanted you to be yourself, believe me, it would be in the staff selection scale.

This is a mistake that might end in 500 students thinking I’m nice so they can stop by my office any time to beg for anything. Let me tell you in January if I was rigth….

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