• Little girl at the library: "Why are you wearing glasses?"
  • Me: "Well, I need glasses."
  • Girl: "But you don't usually wear glasses."
  • Mom: "I thought they were cute."
  • Girl: "Yeah. I think they're cute."
  • Me: "So it's ok with you if I keep wearing them?"
  • Girl: "Yes! Always wear them. And always wear those earrings too! Always look like that!"
  • I forgot to consult the all important tiny fashion police...my mistake.
libraryjournal

libraryjournal:

Interesting responses on LJ's Facebook page. Is the job description  clever or playing into a tired stereotype?
  • Unfortunate stereotype. There aren’t many like her anymore.
  • Sounds as if they want a qualified librarian, but with actual people skills (in which Madam Pince was somewhat lacking).
  • In fairness, Madame Pince’s collection was far more dangerous than just “radical” ideas. They could explode, eat people. Or the spells in them, too advanced for most students, could ‘cause physical harm or death to the caster or others. If students wanted a forbidden spell, they should’ve done like Muggles and used the internet.
catscardigansbooks
catscardigansbooks:

fandomsandfeminism:

ourtimeorg:

Makes you think…

The commodification of higher education is absurd and out of control. It’s used as a way to maintain class structures and is horrifically inefficient. #captialismfail. 

Is there a source for this?

I actually thought about that and should have checked into it before reblogging. On the other hand I didn’t think I would remember it without reblogging it. I will look into this. Though it sort of makes sense. I know Scotland and other countries do this and it seems to be working.

catscardigansbooks:

fandomsandfeminism:

ourtimeorg:

Makes you think…

The commodification of higher education is absurd and out of control. It’s used as a way to maintain class structures and is horrifically inefficient. #captialismfail. 

Is there a source for this?

I actually thought about that and should have checked into it before reblogging. On the other hand I didn’t think I would remember it without reblogging it. I will look into this. Though it sort of makes sense. I know Scotland and other countries do this and it seems to be working.