And by “we,” of course, I mean “me,” Historiann. (There is no we, unless you count my family member Miles who runs this blog and hosts it! Thanks again, Miles!)
This is just a little shout-out to all of you early American history, women’s history, Barbie, and cake fans (and the few, the proud John Adams haterz too) out there. And of course, all foes of bullies, everywhere–thank you for your words of encouragement and solidarity. Once again, I am humbled and saddend by the stories you tell in e-mails and comments on my posts on bullying in academia. And, I’m very encouraged by Rad Readr’s report that his dean is going to use the Chronicle article on academic bullying as the starting point of a conversation with department chairs about bullying.
As one of my intrepid correspondents wrote: bullying “turns what should be the best profession in the world into a weekly ordeal.” That’s exactly how I feel–how dare these bullies try to steal a profession that we love! So after dessert, let’s take back the playground.
Cake today provided by Cakewrecks.