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Sep 18
4

My son is distance learning for this very reason. He works hard and sticks to a schedule, so it’s easy for him to learn from home (and he prefers having his father bring him nutritous meals when he yells “Food, please!” downstairs), which leaves more room for kids who can’t distance learn well to be in classrooms. But Read more

Sep 18
9

In our back to school meetings at the high school I teach for, we were called “the essential workers of our industry” and told to buckle up because we would all be pitching in and working harder than ever to bring the sweet little angels back on campus. High school teachers are not essential workers when a high school Read more

Sep 18
11

I’ve been doing Postmates/DoorDash during this whole thing as a side gig. So I’m considered “essential”. At times, I get a little bummed that the people I’m delivering food to probably won’t be put out if I died from Covid, just as long as it doesn’t interfere with them being able to get their food. Read more

Sep 18
19

My experiences in academia were that I never saw so many white people of means desperately wanting to play the suffering olympics, and institutions that wanted marginalized voices without actually doing the work of making them feel welcome. I’m a white woman, but from an impoverished family and with disabilities, and Read more

Sep 18
6

I believe I mentioned my husband is one of the people making deliveries right now. Read more

Sep 18
8

But that’s the thing- the real solution is better worker protections and social support, not making people feel shitty for ordering pizza when the weather is bad. The real solution is emergency funding for both small businesses and workers. The middle class are not the ones who can save the working poor. Thinkpieces Read more

Sep 18
5

Why do we support people who change their gender but not ones who change their race. Seems the strange, who cares.

Sep 18
6

I think it’s not necessarily that you should feel guilty, more that it’s insanete number of people who have been like OMG I CANT LEAVE I MUST GET DELIVEROO *without* thinking for a second about the drivers. Read more

Sep 18
14

Aside from being wanky it really is wasteful to have meat every fucking day when you’re clearly rich enough that you have the time and money that could make yourself a quinoa salad with home fermented tempeh or something. Read more

Sep 18
13

I’m a dark skinned Italian with some kinky curls and after returning to teaching after a long summer of daily jogging I returned more brown than the typical yellow/olive tone I typically am. One of my black colleges approached me and asked if I was part black- which I of course denied because I’m not and I’m not Read more

Sep 17
9

I agree with you but at the same time, wouldn’t you say that, twee and affected as the delivery may be, the fact that more people were suddenly aware that through these actions, they could be a little less wasteful and a little less consumerist? Read more

Sep 17
6

Thanks so much for your self-awareness, Megan. I think a huge problem with media in general (journalism, film, tv, etc) is that it is produced by elites and they are insulated by financial and racial segregation from people with real problems. The articles you mention (I am a NYT subscriber) are off-putting to so Read more

Sep 17
22

This divide was rarely noted in the lifestyle content that proliferated, most likely because it is not soothing to readers to think about the minimum wage employee riding a bicycle through rain and sleet to deliver them a pizza. Read more

Sep 17
11

I understand the point being made here, but the implication that everyone who is working from home is upper middle class is flat out insulting. My job already paid me nothing, and the fact that they’ll save money by not having us all in the office anymore doesn’t mean we’ll be paid any better.

Sep 17
16

New York Times writes articles geared towards the kinds of people that read the New York Times: read all about it in Jezebel, a publication aimed squarely at the real-word concerns of the proletariat.

Sep 17
19

“Washing Ziploc bags for reuse is not particularly novel; they are expensive and it is wasteful to throw them away after one use. Doing so because of an unprecedented global pandemic is an affectation that only serves to make people who were already doing these things long before feel bad.” Read more

Sep 17
28

I wish this type of writing included things like, I’ve been eating ma po tofu so often that I had two Amazon Fresh deliveries this week instead of just one. Of course, no matter what I order, I always tip at least 25%. -or- Along with my bread baking on Sunday, I also made my weekly donation to the local food bank. Read more

Sep 17
31

Even reading the list of regular dishes he makes is exasperating to me, a person living in a country where increasing numbers are going to food banks.

Sep 17
29

I’m just so thankful that, despite all of the despair in the world, we still have employed bloggers like Megan, who can be the arbiters of who can and can’t be affected by the pandemic, AND in which way they should carry themselves through said pandemic. Read more

Sep 17
13

I’m sorry. This sucks. Also — you made the right call cancelling. I personally think it would be wildly irresponsible to have a large event right now. Hell I’m not even dining in at restaurants. If a close friend or family member insisted on getting married right now, I might consider attending the ceremony — assuming Read more