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16 Dec 17:56

thatsfackedahp: I love this


I love this

11 Dec 20:43

Will The End of The Pirate Bay Kill Piracy?

by Brad
13 Dec 02:48


14 Dec 23:10

midiandgrime: So last week a guy at my work was running late for an audition. So he was running...


Melhor pessoa da face da terra. <3


So last week a guy at my work was running late for an audition. So he was running downtown and ran into someone and as he was looking up to apologize he sees that it’s Amy Poehler. And she goes, “In a hurry curry?” And then he says “I’m late for an audition!” So then the whole way to his audition Amy fucking Poehler is running in front of him pushing people out of the way yelling “Move! Get outta the way! Comin through!”

02 Dec 16:52

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08 Dec 16:49

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08 Dec 07:00

Candyland and the Nature of the Absurd

Sartre and Camus told everyone that their falling out was over politics, but really it was mostly over Sartre evoking
25 Nov 12:28

Malcolm X on "Progress"

02 Dec 23:52

"Since her death in 1979 the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as..."

Courtney shared this story from Super Opinionated.

“Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.”


Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)


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.

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06 Dec 03:03


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01 Dec 18:06

captcreate: I’d need this in the morning sometimes.


I’d need this in the morning sometimes.

24 Nov 01:49


23 Nov 21:19

"Imagine if DC had the courage to do to Wonder Woman what Marvel did with Thor, by heightening the..."

“Imagine if DC had the courage to do to Wonder Woman what Marvel did with Thor, by heightening the culture clash between an Amazonian and modern Americans. Imagine how much fun you’d get if she was routinely confused by the casual sexism of our culture!

Imagine how much joy it would give audiences if, because she comes from a matriarchal culture, she didn’t know how to behave in traditionally feminine ways, and how much fun it would be to see how that challenges people. Hell, just imagine if she saw every bit of rude sexist behavior as a challenge to fight her, because she doesn’t have the framework to understand that’s just how it is.

Instead, we’ll probably get like one or two mildly feminist moments before she recedes into a character that is supposed to be strong but also non-threatening. In real life, a woman who has never known sexism in her life would be totally threatening to nearly everyone. There is no way they are going to have fun with that, though.”


Amanda Marcotte, Don’t get too excited about a Wonder Woman Movie (via autisticbobsaginowski)

"a woman who has never known sexism in her life would be totally threatening to nearly everyone."

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Things I Did Not Know I Needed Until Right This Second: this

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Wouldn’t it be great if someone else made a faux WW movie along these exact lines?  Or at the very least, wrote a book about a character raised in such a culture who comes to ours and the shock?  I’d read it!

24 Nov 16:30

When the last living thing dies, my job is finished. I’ll put...

When the last living thing dies, my job is finished. I’ll put the chairs on tables, turn out the lights and lock the universe behind me when I leave.

01 Dec 00:00

How to Use TinderPreviously: Mittens the Texting Cat

How to Use Tinder

Previously: Mittens the Texting Cat

28 Nov 04:45

Well Played Sir

03 Dec 09:49

becausebirds: So my gifs got captioned. I had to share. Thanks,...


So my gifs got captioned. I had to share. Thanks, runl.tumblr

02 Dec 16:48

25 Invisible Benefits of Gaming While Male

by feministfrequency
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02 Dec 19:33

beyoursledgehammer: hellotailor: blackcrowcalling: ursulaverno...










Some people take taxidermy to an entirely new level of creepy…



Oh god, it’s Assquatch.

Um. That’s the technical name. That’s a taxidermied white-tailed deer butt, flipped over so the tail makes the beard. There are people who work very hard to shave and shape the hair to make a nose.

The mouth is…well, it’s exactly what you think it probably is. Putting teeth in them and making it look like lips is the true test of the assquatch artist.

I wish like hell I was making this up, but I’m not.


well i know what i’m getting everyone for christmas this year


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30 Nov 01:03

quando eu era criança tinha essa mania de guardar as coisas até o limite. guardar, poupar, esperar,...

quando eu era criança tinha essa mania de guardar as coisas até o limite. guardar, poupar, esperar, não usar. acho que eu pensava que nunca era o momento certo. que um dia mais legal chegaria, um dia que fosse ~merecedor~ daquela coisa tão especial.

o que ganhei com isso foi uma coleção de perfumes estragados, sapatos e roupas que ficaram pequenos demais, brinquedos que se estragaram por falta de uso, fatias de torta que mofaram na geladeira porque “depois eu como”.

penso em todas as vezes que esperei “o universo conspirar” até compreender que ele entende errado o conceito e conspira, sim. só que contra. e nas outras tantas vezes que me frustrei sendo tratada como se tivesse atraso mental por quem me pergunta “mas você acha que esse momento é apropriado?”.

eu acho tão esquizofrênico (depois de apanhar muito, SEMPRE APANHANDO MUITO, viva o masoquismo) julgar algo baseado num futuro que ninguém faz a menor idéia de como vai ser, se é que vai ser. a menos que você more num filme de ficção científica e viva muitas vidas simultâneas, perdoe-me o spoiler mas provavelmente será o único momento.

sei lá, olhando por esse prisma parece apropriado o suficiente pra mim.

07 Nov 23:49

neveraccidental: chakrabot: maja-stina: fandomsandfeminism: g...

by wagatwe









"My body, my choice" only makes sense when someone else’s life isn’t at stake.

Fun fact: If my younger sister was in a car accident and desperately needed a blood transfusion to live, and I was the only person on Earth who could donate blood to save her, and even though donating blood is a relatively easy, safe, and quick procedure no one can force me to give blood. Yes, even to save the life of a fully grown person, it would be ILLEGAL to FORCE me to donate blood if I didn’t want to.

See, we have this concept called “bodily autonomy.” It’s this….cultural notion that a person’s control over their own body is above all important and must not be infringed upon. 

Like, we can’t even take LIFE SAVING organs from CORPSES unless the person whose corpse it is gave consent before their death. Even corpses get bodily autonomy. 

To tell people that they MUST sacrifice their bodily autonomy for 9 months against their will in an incredibly expensive, invasive, difficult process to save what YOU view as another human life (a debatable claim in the early stages of pregnancy when the VAST majority of abortions are performed) is desperately unethical. You can’t even ask people to sacrifice bodily autonomy to give up organs they aren’t using anymore after they have died. 

You’re asking people who can become pregnant to accept less bodily autonomy than we grant to dead bodies. 

reblogging for commentary 

But, assuming the mother wasn’t raped, the choice to HAVE a baby and risk sacrificing their “bodily autonomy” is a choice that the mother made. YOu don’t have to have sex with someone. Cases of rape aside, it isn’t ethical to say abortion is justified. The unborn baby has rights, too. 

First point: Bodily autonomy can be preserved, even if another life is dependent on it. See again the example about the blood donation. 

And here’s another point: When you say that “rape is the exception” you betray something FUNDAMENTALLY BROKEN about your own argument.

Because a fetus produced from sexual assault is biologically NO DIFFERENT than a fetus produced from consensual sex. No difference at all.

If one is alive, so is the other. If one is a person, so is the other. If one has a soul, then so does the other. If one is a little blessing that happened for a reason and must be protected, then so is the other. 

When you say that “Rape is the exception” what you betray is this: It isn’t about a life. This isn’t about the little soul sitting inside some person’s womb, because if it was you wouldn’t care about HOW it got there, only that it is a little life that needs protecting.

When you say “rape is the exception” what you say is this: You are treating pregnancy as a punishment. You are PUNISHING people who have had CONSENSUAL SEX but don’t want to go through a pregnancy. People who DARED to have consensual sex without the goal of procreation in mind, and this is their “consequence.” 

And that is gross. 

This has been added to since I last saw it, so reblogging again.

Busted wide open.

Mic dropped.

Also, let’s talk consent 101: consenting to one thing does not mean I am automatically consenting to something else.

If I consent to kiss someone, I am not automatically consenting to having sex with them. Hell, if I consented to have sex with someone one way, it doesn’t mean I am automatically consenting to doing it in a different. If I consent to having intercourse, I am not by default consenting to getting pregnant and giving birth.

25 Nov 14:06

augustallday: preach it.

by newageamazon


preach it.

20 Nov 06:05

gadaboutgreen: celestialallegorist: thinkinghurts321: celestia...





Okay but check out this on-point campaign my schools starting
((Lone Mountain is one of the buildings on campus and there’s a ridiculous set of stairs to get up to it))

Um whoa, how cool. The school is seriously doing this? This makes me want to visit again haha. 

Do you know what started it?

I’m actually not sure, but the posters say it’s a couple professors from the psych department, design department, and school of management working together on it. The posters should be up next week, I’m stoked


12 Nov 02:35

"I think one thing you can do to help your friends who are depressed is to reach out to them not in..."

by wagatwe
“I think one thing you can do to help your friends who are depressed is to reach out to them not in the spirit of helping, but in the spirit of liking them and wanting their company. “I’m here to help if you ever need me” is good to know, but hard to act on, especially when you’re in a dark place. Specific, ongoing, pleasure-based invitations are much easier to absorb. “I’m here. Let’s go to the movies. Or stay in and order takeout and watch some dumb TV.” “I’m having a party, it would be really great if you could come for a little while.” Ask them for help with things you know they are good at and like doing, so there is reciprocity and a way for them to contribute. “Will you come over Sunday and help me clear my closet of unfashionable and unflattering items? I trust your eye.” “Will you read this story I wrote and help me fix the dialogue?” “Want to make dinner together? You chop, I’ll assemble.” “I am going glasses shopping and I need another set of eyes.” Remind yourself why you like this person, and in the process, remind them that they are likable and worth your time and interest.

Talk to the parts of the person that aren’t being eaten by the depression. Make it as easy as possible to make and keep plans, if you have the emotional resources to be the initiator and to meet your friends a little more than halfway. If the person turns down a bunch of invitations in a row because (presumably) they don’t have the energy to be social, respect their autonomy by giving it a month or two and then try again. Keep the invitations simple; “Any chance we could have breakfast Saturday?” > “ARE YOU AVOIDING ME BECAUSE YOU’RE DEPRESSED OR BECAUSE YOU HATE ME I AM ONLY TRYING TO HELP YOU.” “I miss you and I want to see you” > “I’m worried about you.” A depressed person is going to have a shame spiral about how their shame is making them avoid you and how that’s giving them more shame, which is making them avoid you no matter what you do. No need for you to call attention to it. Just keep asking. “I want to see you” “Let’s do this thing.” “If you are feeling low, I understand, and I don’t want to impose on you, but I miss your face. Please come have coffee with me.” “Apology accepted. ApologIES accepted. So. Gelato and Outlander?””


#613: How do I reach out to my friends who have depression? | Captain Awkward

P.S. A lot of people with depression and other mental illnesses have trouble making decisions or choosing from a bunch of different options. “Wanna get dinner at that pizza place on Tuesday night?” is a LOT easier to answer than “So wanna hang out sometime? What do you want to do?”

(via startrekrenegades)

this is great. but i am going to reblog this on Tumblr instead of sending to my friends bc I am too ashamed to admit I am a part of this spiral and will stay isolated.

22 Nov 00:30

alrights: Micro-photography of individual snowflakes by Alexey...


Micro-photography of individual snowflakes by Alexey Kljatov

fuckin WOW