1. 09:38 21st Aug 2014

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    Reblogged from janesfoster

    asapscience:

    jtotheizzoe:

    thebrainscoop:

    Science Needs Women: 
    For Women in Science; the L’Oreal Foundation 

    I’m sharing this video on any platform I can because when I first found it last week it had something like 1,400 views, but it’s the most beautifully produced and succinctly narrated video addressing some of the most complicated issues facing women in STE(A)M fields I’ve found yet. 

    I’m sharing this for every time I’m called a “feminazi.”

    …for every time I’m told that my concerns aren’t valid, our that our issues are imagined.

    …for every time I hear “women just don’t like science,” or worse - “women just aren’t good at science.”

    …for every time we’re told that we can have a family or a career, but not both - and for every time we feel like we have to decide between the two.

    …for every time a study comes out saying as many as 64% of women endure sexual harassment during field work

    …for the fact that women earn 41% of PhD’s in STEM fields, but make up only 28% of tenure-track faculty in those fields.

    …and because we need more women mentors in these fields to stand up for issues that are not “women’s issues” - these are people issues that affect our collective society as a whole.

    The women in this video are my heroes and they should be your heroes, too.

    Science needs women.

    Seconded! 

     
  2. 19:20 18th Aug 2014

    Notes: 20

    Reblogged from businessthot

    cewekjudes:

not that we didn’t already know, but Thought Catalog is truly trash

    cewekjudes:

    not that we didn’t already know, but Thought Catalog is truly trash

     
  3. 11:41

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    Reblogged from thebesturl

    thecuckoohaslanded:

    earthlydreams:

    feminismisatrick:

    misanthrpologie:

    Saving Face (2012), acid attacks on women in Pakistan

    Meanwhile, in America, feminists are complaining about how dress codes are oppressive.

    You idiots have never experienced oppression, and pray you never do, because this is what it looks like.

    As a South Asian American feminist, let me remind everyone that oppression is not a competition.

    Just because we fight one type of sexism doesn’t mean we don’t care about other instances of sexism that don’t affect us directly in our day to day lives.

    My heart goes out to this woman and the hundreds of other victims like her. I want to educate people about these kinds of incidents. I support organizations that help women like this.

    You may think that dress code issues are trivial, but they are related to a larger issue of women’s bodily autonomy, which affects women’s health and safety.

    So please, let’s try to bring awareness and bring about change instead of insulting entire groups of people because they are facing issues that are less scary than the one presented.

    oppression is not a competition

    thank you so much for this wording

     
  4. 11:36

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    Reblogged from mybiggerinfinity

    bitterassfandom:

rae-rose:

rad-and-broke:

campdracula5eva:

youbestnotmiss:

smitethepatriarchy:

viva-la-fat:

"You’re 6’4", 240-pound Marine, and you’re injured, and you need a Marine next to you to carry you back to safety, and the Marine next to you is a 5’4" woman who weighs 115 pounds,"

No problem.

in before “well most women can’t do that” because NEWS FLASH most men can’t either, that’s why it’s a highly specialized career that requires a lot of devoted training

One of my former coworkers was a very slim girl only a tad taller than me, and she was training to be a fireman, and she could lift the biggest dude on my crew like this who was around 6’5 and super bulky.One time she picked him up and ran around the crew room with him for about 5 minutes before letting him down.

Even though I haven’t exercised in over a year—if you count DDR—and I’m incredibly petite (5’0”, 100 lbs), I can carry most guys. If they’re under 200 lbs, I can run with them on my back for 5 blocks, but I can walk for a mile. Once they’re about 250, I can only walk about a block or two before my spine feels like it’s about to break. If I were in a survival situation and their life depended on it, I could go on much further, until my legs gave out.
It’s why I hate the bullshit that women are inherently weak. Nah, man. Nah.

More power to you all because I can barely lift my five year old nephew without hating myself ten minutes later….

People have done studies of the military that demonstrate that with the same training for the same length of time, both men and women can achieve the same fitness level. They can carry as much, run as far, shoot as well, you name it. The idea that women are weaker than men is a total myth, and one that that the patriarchy is desperate to make us believe. (I wish I could give you a source for this but it’s been a while since I read it)

    bitterassfandom:

    rae-rose:

    rad-and-broke:

    campdracula5eva:

    youbestnotmiss:

    smitethepatriarchy:

    viva-la-fat:

    "You’re 6’4", 240-pound Marine, and you’re injured, and you need a Marine next to you to carry you back to safety, and the Marine next to you is a 5’4" woman who weighs 115 pounds,"

    No problem.

    in before “well most women can’t do that” because NEWS FLASH most men can’t either, that’s why it’s a highly specialized career that requires a lot of devoted training

    One of my former coworkers was a very slim girl only a tad taller than me, and she was training to be a fireman, and she could lift the biggest dude on my crew like this who was around 6’5 and super bulky.One time she picked him up and ran around the crew room with him for about 5 minutes before letting him down.

    Even though I haven’t exercised in over a year—if you count DDR—and I’m incredibly petite (5’0”, 100 lbs), I can carry most guys. If they’re under 200 lbs, I can run with them on my back for 5 blocks, but I can walk for a mile. Once they’re about 250, I can only walk about a block or two before my spine feels like it’s about to break. If I were in a survival situation and their life depended on it, I could go on much further, until my legs gave out.

    It’s why I hate the bullshit that women are inherently weak. Nah, man. Nah.

    More power to you all because I can barely lift my five year old nephew without hating myself ten minutes later….

    People have done studies of the military that demonstrate that with the same training for the same length of time, both men and women can achieve the same fitness level. They can carry as much, run as far, shoot as well, you name it. The idea that women are weaker than men is a total myth, and one that that the patriarchy is desperate to make us believe. (I wish I could give you a source for this but it’s been a while since I read it)

     
  5. 11:34

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    Reblogged from mybiggerinfinity

    phyerfly:

    when rape is the girls fault 

    • when she is the rapist 

    when rape is the guys fault 

    • when he is the rapist 
     
  6. 11:31

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    Reblogged from jaredandjensensbutts

    Tags: tw rape

    If a female student got drunk and had her car stolen the university would call the police. If she got drunk and had her computer stolen, they would call the police. If she got drunk and had her phone stolen, they would call the police. The fact that she was drunk would not even be factored in when assessing if a crime had been committed. But if she gets drunk and has her body invaded and her humanity stolen, school administrations are perplexed about what to do.
     
  7. 11:18

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    Reblogged from mix-fangirl-with-a-dash-of-funny

     
  8. 16:11 16th Aug 2014

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    Reblogged from mysticalladydragon

    mysticalladydragon:

geekygothgirl:

The original is good, the comment is STUNNING. Love it!

It got better

    mysticalladydragon:

    geekygothgirl:

    The original is good, the comment is STUNNING. Love it!

    It got better

    (Source: theconcealedweapon)

     
  9. 14:16

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    Reblogged from bartohn

    redsuelo:

    amberrosehairline:

    myvoicemyright:

    Acid attack survivors in India model new clothing range for powerful photoshoot

    Survivors of acid attacks in India have become the face of a new clothing range designed by a woman who had acid thrown in her face while she was asleep four years ago.Delhi-based designer Rupa and her friends Rita, Sonam, Laxmi and Chanchal modelled the clothes from her new range, Rupa Designs, for photographer Rahul Saharan.

    Rupa suffered extensive injuries when her stepmother threw acid in her face while she was sleeping in 2008.

    She was allegedly left without any medical aid for six hours before her uncle found her and transported her to hospital, where she underwent eleven operations and spent three months being cared for.

    this is so powerful

    Bless them and their beautiful spirits

     
  10. 13:16

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    Reblogged from bartohn

    Janet Mock on Beyoncé’s feminism.

    (Source: thequeenbey)