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Good morning, Students,

Up to this point, you’ve had no idea which candidate I — a single, urban, feminist, anti-racist, female-identifying, liberal academic — supported in this election.

I won’t reveal my political stance today, either. The Biden/Harris victory is neither “good” nor “bad” and no political position is “better”…

The secret weapons of avoiding bad dates: Critical Discourse Analysis and Thin-slicing

Male in devil ears holding a lollipop
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In his profile picture, he is dressed as the devil.

The actual devil — not some funny, costume-y sort of devil. The photo is an extreme close-up, and in it, he is wearing plastic fangs and red contacts in his eyes; there is something that looks like blood (or perhaps…

I ignored a lot of the common “wisdom” about writing good dating profiles to game the system so that it worked for me

Photo of the author and her partner.
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I’m a single woman. I also have a Ph. D. in rhetoric, so I understand how words work. I decided to put those things together in order to game online dating. Spoiler alert: It worked.

Here’s how I did it.

There are hundreds of sources out there telling you how…

Jennie Young

Professor and humor writer in Green Bay. McSweeney’s, HuffPost, Education Week, Inside Higher Ed, Slackjaw, Weekly Humorist, The Satirist, Human Parts, others.

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