November 30, 2010
It is a professional obligation for academics to provide complete honest letters of reference for the people they mentor, and it is unconscionable to use such letters as bludgeons for the purpose of extorting compliant behavior.
November 28, 2010
None of these “leaks” are the slightest bit of surprise or news to the governments of our allies or enemies. The only import of these leaks is that they reveal to the non-elites of the western democracies that everything their governments tell them about international diplomacy is a complete total lie.
November 28, 2010
We have awesome tittes and we’re gonna shake ’em, and we’re gonna tell little girls to shake their tittes, and if you don’t like it, you’re a fugly repressed cunt. Oh, and science, yay.
November 28, 2010
If you were attemping to design the worst possible method of assessing teaching effectiveness, it’d be pretty fucken hard to outdo student evaluations. Students haven’t the faintest fucken clue what good teaching is about, they don’t know what they need to learn, and they don’t know how to judge whether they are learning it.
Do armies poll their basic trainees to see if their drill sergeants are going a good job? FUCKE NO!
November 26, 2010
Some of the discussion about Science Cheerleaders has devolved into a focus on the “thoughts” inside the minds of the girls/women who “choose” to cheer and of the boys/men who “choose” to leer.
The underlying assumption is that hott sexxay bangable is a bug in the cheerleading program, and if people just “open their minds” and “change their thinking”, then this bug can be rooted out. The problem with this notion is that hott sexxay bangable is not a bug in cheerleading; it’s a feature. In fact, it’s the killer app.
None of this has anything to do with particular thoughts in individual people’s minds. Cheerleading is one cog in a complex machine of indoctrination into heteronormative patriarchal oppression.
Viewing it as the individualized choices of individual girls/women to cheer and individual boys/men to leer is grossly insufficient to understand what is really going on.
(And by the way, in relation to this discussion thread, do people really believe it’s just a coincidence that it happens to be in the context of science cheerleading that two gibbering dumfuckes whipped out their fucken dickes and started jousting over the hott crazy smart science chicks they banged and whether they got sloppy seconds? Yeah, this is all about “thoughts” in individual people’s minds, and changing people’s “perspectives”. Sure thing.)
November 24, 2010
There has been some discussion of the Science Cheerleaders movement to teach young girls that they can totally embrace their femininity as cheerleaders, while still being scientists. Personally, I think Science Cheerleaders kickes motherfucken asse!
I fucken love HOTT chicks with awesome racks and booties and I thinke science cheerleaders is fucken awesome! This way when I’m hangin’ with my bros and my bros are all like, “Dude, you’re such a science fag, hangin’ with all those fugly dykes and hairy lesbians in the lab”, I can be all like “Yo, bro. Am not!” And then I show them the science cheerleaders Web site and viedos and be all like “See, dude! Check out the fucken tits on this one Iggles cheerleader! Tell me you wouldn’t tap that!!” And then my bros are like, “Yo, dude! You are so right, bro! Smokin HOTT!”
Cheerleading is fucken totally awesome because it means that not only do we get to watch totally fucken awesome dudebro sports, but also get to check out hott bangable chicks dancing around and shakin’ it! And it’s great for the hott bangable chicks because they get to meet awesome dudebro athletes and stuff. And later on, we get to fantasize about those hott bangable chicks as if they were meeting *US*!
Accordingly, science cheerleaders is totally fucken awesome because it means that not only do we get to run gels and shitte, but we get to check out hott bangable chicks dancing around and shakin’ it! And it’s totally awesome for little girls, because they will learn that if they grow up to become hott and bangable, they could get to meet not only awesome dudebro athletes and stuff, but they might also get to meet science fags like *ME*!
Furthermore, when dudebro athletes visit schools, the boys are all like, “Yeah! That dudebro athlete has hott bangable cheerleader chicks dancing all around and cheering for him! That must be totally fucken awesome!!!” Now science fags like us get to have hott bangable chicks dancing around for *US* and not just for awesome dudebro athletes!!!!!111!!!111!!
I think it’s totally fucken awesome that little girls are taught as young as possible that if they make sure to grow up to be hott and bangable, they’ll get lots of positive attention from dudebro athletes and science fags alike.