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You aren’t an adjunct because you aren’t a brilliant teacher, you can’t work full time, or you simply don’t deserve it. You are an adjunct because administrators think that our retention rates will improve with newer computers, prettier hallways, more events, and better courtyards. They think that money is better spent on making the campus snazzy than on giving their teachers a living wage.
As his Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities prepares to co-host a major international conference, Stony Brook University’s Michael Kimmel, a prolific author, talks about why it’s important for men’s studies to be seen as “a legitimate enterprise in universities.”
Men outnumbered women approximately five to one in the classroom. I observed myself as a minority but saw no inferiority there. We all worked extraordinarily hard and showed immense dedication to earn our places in those gray swivel chairs.