It felt appropriate to resurrect this blog a day after President Trump tweeted insults about a female reporter, given that it is named after one such disparaging remark.
Can we talk about how crazy this is? I’ll have to get more into this later, mainly because I need to wade through what everyone else is saying to see if I have anything original to add to this conversation. But here are a few of my favorite Twitter highlights:
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 29, 2017
Since our President clearly has a problem with women, let’s send more to Congress. Women of America, you need to run! RT if you agree.
— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) June 29, 2017
Mr. President, your tweet was beneath the office and represents what is wrong with American politics, not the greatness of America.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) June 29, 2017
So what have I been up to for the past four months?
- I finished writing a dissertation. I had an epic battle with my advisors in the process – at one point telling them I was either going to defend or leave academia.
- I finally defended in late May, and turned in the revisions earlier this week. Fingers crossed that I have met all their demands, and I can send it off to the Graduate School.
- I taught a six-week summer course in public policy. It was exhausting, teaching 75 minutes, five days a week. But it reaffirmed my love of teaching.
- I gave up on my job search, and reluctantly accepted a lecturer position at the same university I went to for graduate school.
There’s a lot more to say about all of those things, and maybe now I’ll have the chance to write about them. Or maybe I will fall back into old habits of writing a few posts, going silent for a few months, and coming back when the President has been super offensive to women. Here’s hoping it’s not that.