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Female researcher 'accidentaly' discovers superbattery
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Sam



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

i am generally of the opinion that the 'catty' Mean Girls-Esque infighting that women inflict on each other is a natural outgrowth of ~the patriarchy~

to the uninitiated it sounds like feminists trying to export their problems on men, but when you really, really look at the fascinating sociology behind it it really makes sense that it is what would happen after you confine women to that particular sphere and make them jockey for the rote position society subscribes them to.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 10:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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yeah like if I were to discover something big while I'm still working at my current university, assuming I didn't keep it separate from the university and present it as my own thing since the things they actually have me doing are too dumb to mean anything so I could probably manage that, just make sure nothing important is on school equipment....



anyway, if I were to discover something while working with this particular university and was contacted by the media about it, my comments would very likely include a rant against my university. I would intentionally give them bad publicity.


I have no reason to hold back. I'm not truly faculty. I'm classified as faculty whenever that's the worst thing for me and as a student whenever_that's_ the worst thing for me. And I'm leaving soon.


ergo they should have someone else talk about what I did


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sam wrote:
i am generally of the opinion that the 'catty' Mean Girls-Esque infighting that women inflict on each other is a natural outgrowth of ~the patriarchy~

to the uninitiated it sounds like feminists trying to export their problems on men, but when you really, really look at the fascinating sociology behind it it really makes sense that it is what would happen after you confine women to that particular sphere and make them jockey for the rote position society subscribes them to.


To quote the Queen Bee-type character in a recent episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt "I have an MA in Political Science from Princeton, and I spent the day picking out doggy stationary! All that mental energy has to go somewhere!".

I just like quoting that TV show, is all.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, that may explain why i see so little of it in an almost all-female workplace: i'm working with women who a) either have or are in the process of getting a PhD; or b) are working as professionals in their chosen area. and it doesn't hurt that the men that do work here (including, most importantly, the Big Boss) are supportive of the women working on their degrees, and appreciative of the professionals. so we don't feel like we have to do any infighting to get whatever pat on the head The Mens might hand out - we make progress because of the work we do.

working with men who respect you as a co-worker is hugely important.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 7:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Darqcyde wrote:
Pineapple wrote:
yeah like if I were to discover something big while I'm still working at my current university, assuming I didn't keep it separate from the university and present it as my own thing since the things they actually have me doing are too dumb to mean anything so I could probably manage that, just make sure nothing important is on school equipment....



anyway, if I were to discover something while working with this particular university and was contacted by the media about it, my comments would very likely include a rant against my university. I would intentionally give them bad publicity.


I have no reason to hold back. I'm not truly faculty. I'm classified as faculty whenever that's the worst thing for me and as a student whenever_that's_ the worst thing for me. And I'm leaving soon.


ergo they should have someone else talk about what I did


You're a GA?


something like that

but not for much longer!! muahaha
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr Gary wrote:
To quote the Queen Bee-type character in a recent episode of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt "I have an MA in Political Science from Princeton, and I spent the day picking out doggy stationary! All that mental energy has to go somewhere!".

I just like quoting that TV show, is all.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oooooooooo. Dammit!
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 27, 2016 5:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Male Researcher Discovers That This Thread Title Accidentally Contains Spelling Mistake. Promises Not To Undermine Actual Point Of This Thread.
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 28, 2016 6:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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"DAME GETS A WINGER IN FOR THE SCIENCE WORLD: Meet this "lady scientist" who was allowed to play around in the lab, and guess what! She stumbled upon a quite novel discovery. Mya Le Thai even dresses up in a labcoat (let me know if they go well with your pumps, Mya!) as she does some work on batteries. This week, her playtime accidentally resulted in some new finds that can continue being worked on by scientists, and might result in a better battery to power your portable stereo. Keep your eyes on this prize from the Orient, boys who knows what new recipes she might stumble on in your kitchen! This thread post has been sponsored by Pall Mall Gold 100's filters farther for a milder smoke."
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2016 6:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it bad that when I read the topic title all I can think of is some comic book origin story where the scientist drops a bunch of test tubes on a spare double-a lying around the lab and she's all "Oh no! I accidentally dropped the chemical x on this battery... turning it into a super battery!"
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