Monday, February 9, 2015

Hi, I'm Still Pissed Off

I just want to post a great example of benevolent sexism.

Here is what my direct supervisor told me in an email re: my contract renewal:
"Consider it a sort of hiatus--perhaps some time for you to deal with the things you want to work on."
The "things" in question happened to be panic attacks.  This is how he addressed those:
"I still get a bit anxious before my classes, but I can't imagine what it's like to have a full fledged panic attack."
Yeah, at least he "can't imagine," but, really?  Let's not compare panic attacks to performance anxiety.

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