Aggretsuko Episode 5-10 Review

The second half of Aggretsuko gives us a deeper look at the characters that we’ve already gotten a decent picture of. Retsuko continues to be a shy red panda woman who constantly lets people walk all over her, take advantage of her and use her as a source of labor (mostly manual but emotional as…

The Utter Uselessness of Jobs

The New York Times has an article from last year on The Utter Uselessness of Job Interviews¬†but I figured, why stop there? The uselessness of interviews isn’t a bug, it’s a¬†feature within an economy that generally speaking makes a much bigger deal out of small and irrelevant things. The problems with job interviews that this…

Gender Roles at Work

I picked up this pamphlet at the Boston (A) Book Fair, thinking it would involve people talking about gender roles and what they mean to them personally. That seemed really interesting to me! …Sadly that wasn’t the case. Instead, this essay by Corrine Monet (sorry, but I couldn’t find it online!) touches on a related…