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March 2021

I’ve lost all respect for my university

So, according to to idiots at the university I attended way back when, Equal Pay Day is approaching, March 24 apparently. Today they sent out an email which I will copy here.

Hello NDSU Staff –

Did you know that Equal Pay Day is coming up next week on March 24th?  What is Equal Pay Day you ask?  This is a national day of recognition acknowledging that women in this country, especially women of color, receive wages grossly beneath their male counterparts.  So what do we do?

Become more educated on the topic

Asian American & Pacific Islander Women make: $0.85/$1 that a males makes

All Women make: $0.84/$1 that a males makes

Black Women make: $0.63/$1 that a male makes

Native American Women make: $0.60/$1 that a male makes

Latina Women make: $0.55/$1 that a male makes

  • For more resources, refer to the bottom of this email.

Support yourself, peers, and students

  • Demonstrate solidarity by wearing red next Wednesday and join us for a campus photo on Churchill Field at 2 pm (please try to arrive five minutes early if possible).
    • Why red? Red symbolizes that women are “in the red” with their salaries, compared to men’s.
  • Help others to get educated and let students know how they can get assistance in preparing for salary negotiations.

Equal Pay Today:

National Women’s Law Center:

American Association of University Women:

Institute for Women’s Policy Research:

Workplace Gender Equality Agency:

Why Wear Red:

Questions?  Feel free to reach out to the following NDSU staff with questions or comments.

Allison Goossens –

Amanda Reil –

Olivia Buller –

Seinquis Leinen –

“This message is posted as an informational service to the campus community. If you are not interested, please delete. You are asked to refrain from responding with your personal views to the individual who provided the information.”

I wrote about this bullshit several years ago, which you can read here. Since then, not much has changed, except the gap has gotten even narrower, 2% is usually well within the range of margin of error.

I do get a bit of a kick out of the last line of the email. “You are asked to refrain from responding with your personal views to the individual who provided the information.” That makes it seem like this is more of a political email utilizing official NDSU communications rather than the official position of the institution.

Might Not Be On Much

I’m having some medical issues.

The TMI edition. Don’t pass go unless really interested.


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Fainting couches needed

Yesterday the university I attended put out a notice about some suspicious books placed in the Little Lending Library that is on campus. You know, those little boxes where people can grab a book to read, or leave one for someone else. You typically see them in people’s front yards near the sidewalk, but there’s apparently one on campus as well.

According to people I spoke to the most concerning book was considered ‘White Supremacist’. Which makes me think these people don’t actually read anymore. Because if you actually read the book, I did back in the early 90’s when it was a huge bestseller, you’d realize that the main character is absolutely horrified to find out the truth behind what happened in Germany during the war.

Yeah, the book in question is Fatherland by Robert Harris. It’s one of the best alternate history stories to come out within the last 50 years, and one of my favorite novels. I’m not sure which version of the book was placed in the library, but the one I have looks like this. Continue reading “Fainting couches needed”

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