"An Anal" though
I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…
When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.
Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.
Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.
…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.
So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation."
"What’s up with chicks and science?"
Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.
lololololol oh I forgot, feminism is all about shaming people for liking make up and pop music and shaving their legs. Suck my dick forever Buzzfeed.
like fuck this, how does getting a bikini wax have anything to do with feminism
(on that note, scheduling a wax appointment is really my tip top priority when going home)
I’ve seen that quiz — it’s definitely a tongue-in-cheek kind of deal.
The introduction to the quiz is this: “People have a lot to say about what feminists should and shouldn’t do. Based on various feminist conversations and sources online, there are some very specific things that apparently only bad feminists do.”
1930’s Teen Delinquents
i.e. life role models
I’m just gonna reblog this again because it’s one of my favorite pictures ever.
That girl in the chair seems like such a badass I bet she was the leader of the crew.
I want to write about these girls.
When I was a teenager my mother found my grandmother’s (her mother) school scrapbook. It included things like photos, notes, and a two page spread of every demerit she ever received over the course of her formal education. Each of them set aside with little tags like she was so fucking proud of them. They were all for things like, “Unladylike behavior” or, “Skirt too short” or, “refuses to listen to authority”. I loved that spread so much.
I always have to reblog this.
i have reached a whole new level of procrastination
Hahahaha I’m dying :’)
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Reasons #1 you should not send sensitive information over email.
"I don’t need to know you to believe you. I don’t need to know what happened to you. I don’t need to know how “severe” or “serious” it was, because we should take all sexual assault seriously. Period.
If someone doesn’t take “no” for an answer, they are dangerous."
It is baffling how many men don’t understand why not taking “no” for an answer makes them scary.
It absorbs better topically than when taken internally which is why I want to add it to a lotion. It helps with digestive problems and also helps muscle function, and so I’m hoping it will help with a lot of the pain and numbness I get from various health problems. It’s supposed to have effects on mood/brain/heart and all sorts of stuff as well.
Almond oil is my new favourite thing. I pretty much put it all over my face because it helps the severe dryness around my eyes, makes my cheeks soft, and even has filled out/lengthened my eyelashes.
Next up I’ll be making a body lotion as soon as I get magnesium chloride flakes, and I’m thinking the base will also be almond oil. The stuff is awesome.
"The data reveals a clear pattern: People are interested in people like themselves. Women on eHarmony favor men who are similar not just in obvious ways — age, attractiveness, education, income — but also in less apparent ones, such as creativity. Even when eHarmony includes a quirky data point — like how many pictures are included in a user’s profile — women are more likely to message men similar to themselves. In fact, of the 102 traits in the data set, there was not one for which women were more likely to contact men with opposite traits. Men were a little more open-minded. For 80 percent of traits, they were more willing to message those different from them. They still preferred mates who were similar in terms of height or attractiveness, but they cared less about these traits — and they didn’t care much at all about other things women cared about, like similarity in education level or number of photos taken. They cared less about whether their match shared their ethnicity."
Seems logical to me. Men who aren’t predictable can be terrifying to a woman. Similarities on all (even seemingly minor) levels provide familiarity.
- Always say yes to seeing friends
- Eat breakfast every day
- Recognize that positive change rarely happens overnight
- Accept the fuck-ups, but try not to let them happen again
- There is a song to remedy every situation on the planet
- Appreciate the people in your life
- Look for the good in everything
- Try new things and try them often
- Treat yourself as well as you treat others