One of the really pernicious things about the current situation facing adjuncts is that the low pay, lack of benefits, and lack of job security reinforce pervasive patterns of privilege in academia. Without external support a difficult path becomes an impossible one for the great…
why I voted yes yesterday on a union for MICA adjunct faculty//
"Optimism is to time what metaphysics is to space. It projects perfection elsewhere, or, more properly, elsewhen. It teaches one to despise the here and now, which ultimately means to despise oneself."
- Josha Foa Dienstag, Pessimism: Philosophy, Spirit, Ethic