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What Is to Be Done, Now?

“With #Coronavirus bearing down on our economy, we must mobilize all our resources now to survive—so that one day we may thrive.”

thenation.com/article/econom… #SDoH #HiAP #Interdependence #COVID19 Image
Protect the vulnerable, advance the democratic economy...

“By standing together, in our work and our values and our communities, we are not alone.

From isolation but in solidarity...” #COVID19
“...this crisis also underscores another truth that only the left is willing to acknowledge & confront: The coronavirus is a tragedy not because the intense suffering it will cause is so exceptional, but because it isn’t.” #COVID19 #Interdependence #SDoH
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We *have* to do all we can to ensure casualised workers get paid whether work is cancelled / they have to distance/self isolate. Cannot get out of my head how bad this will be for hourly paid + zero hours workers; self-employed indies will struggle a lot too. #Covid19 #Precarity
Thinking about #UCUStrikes: this situation highlights SO MUCH of why we're on strike for decent & fair pay + conditions + fair pensions. Huge overwhelming workload + burnout + pressures of precarity + inequality endanger us + our students even before there's a #Covid19 pandemic
So many precarious HE workers are *terrified* +urgently need reassurance from employers they won't be left penniless +/or homeless by #Covid19 sickness/isolation/distancing detriment.
'Move all online' won't cover everyone+wfh won't be viable for ppl who need to keep kids at home
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Because I'm a wild party animal, I've just gone through and sorted all the jobs currently listed under "literature" on jobs.ac.uk. There are 76. #precarity
Of those 76, how many are real, permanent, full time jobs?

10

That's all periods, and includes Creative Writing (which seems to be a booming specialty, atm).
The rest? Buckle up.

Job that are not literature jobs, despite being posted here (language, linguistics, international relations, history, film): 14

Jobs that are actually administrative, despite being posted here: 4
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So excited to spend my afternoon at the #TransHealthLeeds book launch! First up: what is dysphoria, with Zowie Davy and Michael Toze
"I hope there's not many psychiatrists in the room, because you're going to get bad press today" 😂
Language in trans medicine becomes "a truism without substance" and is used to exert control over trans people and their transition
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