On some real stuff though! Yes women in Delhi are saying what NEEDS to be said!
It’s not about women acting like men… It’s about women acting like women and being successful.
#i have so so so so so so so so many problems with tumblr’s view of zooey deschanel#claiming she’s a manic pixie dream girl#a) real people cannot be manic pixie dream girls they’re people#b) she’s not a manic pixie dream girl as jess either she’s just feminine and likes baking and sweets and dresses and being pretty#i saw one post that called her ‘the wrong kind of weird the kind everyone likes’#but jess isn’t portrayed as some cute perfect woman that all three guys in the loft are chasing after#none of the guys she meets find her attractive because of her quirks and the only person with who it matters#is another teacher with similar quirks#so what if her kind of weird is having pretty eyeslashes and dresses and singing all the time#so what if she expresses herself in an incredibly feminine way#why does that make you want to belittle her #why does that make you so angry#tl;dr FUCK you if you’re against zooey deschanel because she’s too feminine to represent you#fuck you if you have a problem with her because she’s too individual instead of a blank state you can copy yourself on#this is why zooey’s femininity is considered weird#because femininity is burned at the stake for being too pretty
Jon Stewart Goes After Fox in Powerful Ferguson Monologue
I been waiting for the daily show to come back so they could cover this
Jon rip them boys a new asshole
Jon is what more white people need to be like
"You’re tired of hearing about it? Well imagine how fucking exhausting it is living it."
Cat calling in a nutshell (via Huffpo)
Possible causes for such a situation to happen.
a) “Catcaller” was asshole
b) “Catcaller” didn’t know how to communicate with people
c) Facial expressions may have caused “Catcaller” to be triggered.
d) Victim didn’t like to take compliments (Being called beautiful is not sexually suggestive and thus isn’t really a catcall) and didn’t thank for a simple compliment, leading to an enraged reaction from the “Catcaller”.
e) Victim was an asshole and did something in the silence.
f) “Catcaller” was under the influence of a substance
3 of those are victim blaming, and the other 3 are excusing someone for catcalling based on their personality or use of drink/drugs. It’s shit like this which normalises catcalling, all this bullshit like “WELL THEY WERE X” or “YOU WERE DOING X” and therefore it’s a-okay. No, fuck you.
I don’t really understand how that is a question up for discussion on television news. I mean, even putting aside the gajillion ways that white people are privileged by, for instance, being able to think that whiteness is “normal,” studying world history from Eurocentric perspectives, and etc etc:
- Marijuana use is similar among black and white populations in the U.S., but young African Americans are more than THREE TIMES more likely to be arrested for marijuana possession or use than white Americans.
- Even after accounting for reasons like education disparity, geographical distribution, and occupation, there is a persistent wage gap: White people make are paid more than African Americans due to racial discrimination.
White privilege is a fact of every facet of American life. I realize I’m mostly preaching to the choir here, but this is not a political issue or a subject for debate. It is well-documented and irrefutable.
Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)
OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.
Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.
Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.
Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”
Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).
Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.
Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.
Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.