i mean, seriously: who do you know that majors in anthropology that is actually a paid, titled, for-real, anthropologist? how many newspaper ads have you seen begging for someone, anyone! with the knowledge to compile an ethnography or family tree to apply for a starting salary of 50k? it's true, i majored in something that can be loosely applied to many fields, but not applied to many more.
however, my love of sex and gender studies comes in handy all the time. i got a call today from someone asking about labiaplasty benefits and guess what? not only did i not blanch at the very idea, i knew what it was and didn't need to be told. then when i was asked how it was different from clinics offering "vaginal rejuvenation" i could explain the difference between a simple trimming of some excess labial tissue vs. full on, surgical alteration of the vaginal canal. yeah, i'm a rock star.
if there is anything you can take from this post, it is this: i'm so glad i studied what i studied. i'm so glad i took the time to learn about things that interest me, even if my interests are either perverted or morbid. that even though i will literally spend forever paying off my studen loans, those hours i spent teaching sex ed, organizing transgender speakers for classes, and reading about alternative sexualities was well worth my time. also, if you have a question about your delicate parts, feel free to ask me. i don't blush easily, and my company is so lucky to have me.