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"I want to be an architect." “In thirty years, if there...

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"I want to be an architect."
“In thirty years, if there is a newspaper article about you, what will it say?”
“It will say that I underachieved.”
“Underachieved? Why’s that?”
“Because I can do all the work, make the right grades, and get all the right degrees. But once I’m off on my own, I won’t be the guy pushing for new clients. I do really good work, but only when I’m working within a structure.”
“Everyone is like that. You just have to practice discipline and routine so that you can create your own structure.”

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aezlo
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jhamill
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great advice. Maybe I'll listen to it one day.
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that place we used to live

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A Softer World

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Public Property, Defacement, and Fighting the Good Fight

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If you take a close look at the stick figures in your life, you’ll notice that the “generic” stick figure is actually a great example of the way many of our societies center the male (as in, it’s generic insofar as the male is the generic human and women are, well, women).  That’s why the bathroom symbol for “men’s” is the same one you see virtually everywhere representing “person.”  Unless, of course, children or cleaning are involved and then they weirdly sprout skirts.

Today our Facebook friend Tamar G. sent us one we couldn’t resist sharing.  It’s a playground sign from Goettigen, Germany featuring an adult and child. As is common, the adult has been carefully altered to be identifiable as female because the sign is in reference to caretaking kids.  Someone in Goettigen found this as annoying as we do, however, and scribbled upon the sign: “Daddy, I also want to wear a skirt.”  What a fabulous way to fight back against rigid gender rules.

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Lisa Wade is a professor of sociology at Occidental College. You can follow her on Twitter and Facebook.

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