Tolerating intolerance? | Being Gay at Jerry Falwell's University
This is an interesting but problematic essay. I don’t agree with this: “Not tolerating someone for his narrow-mindedness is perhaps the epitome of intolerance.” If someone asserts that black people are inherently criminal, for instance, I’m really not going to find common ground with that person. I can’t really fault people who identify as LGBTQ for being unwilling to compromise with people who see them as degenerate.
(As an aside, this line really isn’t helping me like Falwell: “When I think of Jerry Falwell, I don’t think about him the way Bill Maher does. I think about the man who would wear a huge Blue Afro wig to our school games….”)
"Let’s face it: If the 267-page report released Thursday by ex-FBI director Louis Freeh didn’t prove once and for all that Penn State displayed the dreaded ‘lack of institutional control’ in its cover-up of allegations that former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky molested young boys, what in the world constitutes a major violation in the eyes of the NCAA?"
It's hard out here for an aspiring magazine staffer
Mark Schlabach, ESPN.com
So a former intern at Harper’s Bazaar is suing Hearst for not paying her. It’s unclear from the reports whether she accepted the internship knowing she wouldn’t be compensated; I would expect so, since unpaid internships are pretty common in magazine publishing.
Regardless, I feel her pain. I knew from high school that I wanted to work at a magazine and was determined to do whatever it took to make that happen. I soon realized that would mean taking on unpaid work. (I was in college just before social media became ubiquitous and enabled recruiting stories like this one. When I started a paid internship after college, Twitter was still relatively obscure.) Fortunately, I was able to do so, because my family was able to swing the costs, and my internships, overall, were worthwhile experiences.
But now, I would advise college students against doing unpaid internships, especially if they will create a financial burden. In my relatively brief experience in the industry, I’ve found that a portfolio of clips/layouts/photos is far more valuable than a resume listing, and that can be gotten by joining (or starting!) a campus publication and working for local publications during the academic year. And, I must note, there are publications that do pay interns: Inc. (my employer) is one.