Diversity Statement, should I use this?

(Personal Statement Examples, Advice, Critique, . . . )

What should I do?

Use it, but work on it more
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14%
Use it, it's fine as it is
1
14%
Don't use it, its boring and doesn't help you
4
57%
Don't use it, but if you REALLY want, start from scratch again
1
14%
 
Total votes: 7

glacierfrost
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Diversity Statement, should I use this?

Postby glacierfrost » Fri Oct 08, 2010 9:57 pm

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Last edited by glacierfrost on Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:39 pm, edited 1 time in total.

ht2988
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Re: Diversity Statement, should I use this?

Postby ht2988 » Sat Oct 09, 2010 6:32 pm

I think this sounds very naive and forced. If feelings of emasculation and being asexualized by the media are the most intense forms of discrimination you have to write about, you're likely to send a message (which you explicitly do in your first opening lines) that all oppression is the same, though it is not. Also, the course of action you took comes off as heterosexist - what if you have an adcomm who is a gay man or lesbian?

glacierfrost
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Re: Diversity Statement, should I use this?

Postby glacierfrost » Sat Oct 09, 2010 9:38 pm

Thanks for the feedback ht, I think you confirmed my worst fears.




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