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thinking of a different cover letter

Menasseh

19 day(s) ago

I fancy writing this: "I am a white male Christian. Worse even: I am married and have children. But I published in very good places and presented at cool conferences. If the previous disclaimer does not put you off, here's my CV. Sincerely, etc."

Georg

19 day(s) ago

I fancy writing this:

"I am a white male Christian. Worse even: I am married and have children. But I published in very good places and presented at cool conferences. If the previous disclaimer does not put you off, here's my CV. Sincerely, etc."

Menasseh

You could do that. Or you could reverse everything--"I'm a black female Buddhist, who has proudly had six abortions with my lesbian partner (we had artificial insemination done). I haven't published much at all accept in invited volumes with editors I know. If these remarkable achievements dosn't enthuse you, I will be shocked, and it will be proof of patriarchal and racist oppression." Then show up to the interviews and just tell everyone they have no right to question how you identify with gender, race, etc. Haha.

Motoori

19 day(s) ago

I fancy writing this:

"Worse even: I am married and have children."

Menasseh

Huh? The scolds love families and such. They'd love it if we could all be monogamous conformists who have as little sex as possible.

Georg

19 day(s) ago

I fancy writing this:

"Worse even: I am married and have children."

Menasseh

Yes, because living like a lascivious brute is so preferable. If only I had what it took to be such a nonconformist. Not only are people like you emblems of courage, you're exactly why our society has only gotten stronger and healthier in the last twenty years. Keep up the resistance!

Huh? The scolds love families and such. They'd love it if we could all be monogamous conformists who have as little sex as possible.

Motoori

Abdolkarim

19 day(s) ago

No sympathy here. Christian married white men with children get a boost at certain institutions.

Raymond

19 day(s) ago

Menasseh here: I didnt get any boost althgouh I applied to these institutions. i ended up in state school filled with SJWs in the making.

the irony of life.

but I'll be on the market this time and I want, for once, a different cover letter. perhaps not as blunt, but I could start like this.

"My profile will hardly fill any minority quota dictated by the administration of your university, but my research is not so bad. see cv in attachment"

still thinking about the wording. I like a lot Georg's suggestion though.

Abdolkarim

19 day(s) ago

Go for it. Speak your truth. It allows departments like mine to quickly weed out butt-hurt candidates with a victim complex.

Raymond

19 day(s) ago

we have a winner.

the tragic part of the story is that we could even be colleagues.

Augustus

19 day(s) ago

Go for it. Speak your truth. It allows departments like mine to quickly weed out butt-hurt candidates with a victim complex.

Abdolkarim

"Butt-hurt?" He's a Christian, so that can't be. Perhaps you have in mind your sodomite colleuges.

Pierre-Simon

19 day(s) ago

I just read a pile of cover letters. The golden rule is 'don't come across like a dick'. Your post makes it really clear you would come across like a dick, with a giant chip on his shoulder. Just calm down

Eugen

18 day(s) ago

I fancy writing this:

"Worse even: I am married and have children."

Menasseh

Huh? The scolds love families and such. They'd love it if we could all be monogamous conformists who have as little sex as possible.

Motoori

No, only some of the scolds love families, and only for the mothers. Others hate families because they 'enslave' the mothers. Others belong to the 'ethical non-monogamy alliance'. The only thing that keeps them together is their hatred for men, especially men who have or who want to have families (with wives and children).

Al-Ghazali

18 day(s) ago

I have personally seen feminists absolutely *excoriate *other women for having children, like rip into them in a rather public way. It's not at all obvious that the scolds love families even for the mothers.

Walter

18 day(s) ago

No sympathy here. Christian married white men with children get a boost at certain institutions.

Abdolkarim

Typical SJW making excuses for injustice. I say that as someone who isn't by far a Christian married white man with children.

"I punched a progressive in the mouth, but no sympathy for him! He gets a boost in Portland!"

Laurens

18 day(s) ago

I have personally seen feminists absolutely *excoriate *other women for having children, like rip into them in a rather public way. It's not at all obvious that the scolds love families even for the mothers.

Al-Ghazali

That's because militant feminists are hormonally masculinized chromosomial women who can't understand giving birth any more than a man can understand it. The problem with them is that they project their psychology on all women, and they believe that a woman who acts and lives like a regular woman is an anomaly that needs to be explained by the invisible 'patriarchy' or by some other sinister boogieman. In reality it's the feminists who are atypical. Instead of finding ways to fit into the world, like most of us do, they try to brutalize the world into something that will fit them.


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