One book that always gets a lot of laughs at our place is Applicant, a zine-sized paperback made up of confidential Ph.D. applicant files for the biology department at an Ivy League university. In addition to photos were plenty of comments about the applicants, things you hope would never be written by your picture next to any application. Like…
“Not as physically attractive as some” (because that’s so important for the biology department).
“Weakness, she is a female, and an attractive, modest one, so she is bound to marry” (run for the hills!).
Or, my favorite: “Miss M— is black. She seems well adjusted to society as it pertains to acceptance and/or discrimination.”
For $3, it’d be hard to find better bathroom reading.
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