emerald in the sky
your side of the bed
you can be my baby
for the record
Cashapp: $ToastedBun (:
tell me i’m just a baby, honey
a merry little christmas ♥️
“Combining research with advocacy gives a researcher’s work external validity, rather than simply internal validity in which research is mostly discussed and understood within the academic guild. I believe that uniting research and advocacy is a scholarly strength rather than a liability, that researchers should be accountable for their data and interpretations, and that part of the job of being a researcher is to test ideas and conclusions in the real world of programs and policy.
Academics in many fields typically do not see themselves as public policy advocates. They subscribe to a conservative standard against making public policy claims. It is deemed more appropriate to discuss limitations of a particular study and to emphasize the complexity of drawing conclusions from the data.
Other researchers who do advocate for particular positions make judgments within the dominant paradigm of their peer group. Combined with a strong need to be part of the club and to be recognized as a nuanced thinker, many academics are reluctant to make judgments about their data that don’t fit in with the conclusions of their colleagues. Most researchers know that entering policy debates as dissidents can be very costly in the damaging of professional credibility, especially in opposing decriminalization of the sex industry. This is a highly politicized debate where critics of legalization and decriminalization of the sex industry are often dismissed as ideological, biased, and moralistic.”
- Janice G. Raymond, Not a Choice, Not a Job
I somehow stayed up literally all night sketching
I didn’t notice at all until the goddamn sun started coming up
@kyookan said: truth serum for maki zenin. “would you have become my apprentice or do you prefer to get stronger on your own?”
truth serum || open
Well, she can’t deny the appeal and the benefits to an idea like that. And what a slap in the face to the Zenin family that would be, two of its supposed FAILURES working together like that, rising above their would-be station. It’s everything Maki wants, to be able to rub it in their faces that even those like them, lacking any cursed energy to speak of, can still become powerful forces in their own right. Still, as she gives the man a once-over, she can’t help but make a bit of a face. Their methods don’t exactly line up, and seemingly neither do their morals. She may not be focused on saving people ( those sorcerers that do make no sense to her, don’t they realize it’s impossible to be a hero and save everyone? ), but she’s not fond of the idea of killing them either. And even if she just used those methods on curses alone, would it not be overkill? Wasted effort? What would be the point?
“…One can only get so far on their own, but what would I gain from being your apprentice that I couldn’t learn from other sorcerers?” she decides to ask instead. “Because sure, I’d consider it, but it hardly seems like a good or practical idea. Our methods don’t exactly match, after all. Not to mention I’ve got more reason to distrust you than anything else. So, shared lack of cursed energy aside, why should I learn from you?”