STUFF

Apr 19

quote Meatless Mondays are a healthy addition to your week - the issue is just convincing your husband!

— Said by a female newscaster on a major network morning show - in Massachusetts, where same sex marriage has been legal for *years*. Because all women are married, and only to men - and men must love meat, not veggies.  (via microaggressions)
Apr 19
veganfoody:

Top Sources of Plant Based Protein
Apr 19

quote

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.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

"What’s up with chicks and science?"

Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.

(via magnius159)

Apr 19
alapoet:

the lunar eclipse condensed to 3 seconds, for those of you who had clouds or are in a hurry

alapoet:

the lunar eclipse condensed to 3 seconds, for those of you who had clouds or are in a hurry

Apr 18
Apr 18
kittehkats:

just thinkin’ about cat stuff.

kittehkats:

just thinkin’ about cat stuff.

Apr 18

bokvshi:

fer1972:

Money Talks by Dan Tague 

1. Reality Sucks

2. Trust No One

3. Holy Shit

4. Live Free Or Die

Apr 18

http://kforshort.tumblr.com/post/83146820081/kenobi-wan-obi-theres-a-reason-why-neil →

kenobi-wan-obi:

There’s a reason why Neil deGrasse Tyson’s views on race are completely overlooked and why even I was never aware of them until recently. Science nerds will make a billion photosets and quotes about the new Cosmos and speak on everything Neil gets into even the science of the…

Apr 18

becoming an adult cheat sheet!!! →

Apr 18

androgynistic:

androgynistic:

~You can date somebody of a different gender to yourself and still look queer~

~The idea that a Bisexual dating somebody of a different gender “looks straight” is Cisnormative~

But wait no one wants to talk about this bcs everyone who believes in “straight passing privilege” is Cis