I love this
I love this
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!”
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“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)
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.
I’d need this in the morning sometimes.
"a woman who has never known sexism in her life would be totally threatening to nearly everyone."
Things I Did Not Know I Needed Until Right This Second: this
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!
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.
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Previously: Mittens the Texting Cat
Some people take taxidermy to an entirely new level of creepy…
WHAT THE HELL ARE THOSE
WHAT THE ACTUAL FUCKKKK
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.
WHAT THE FUCK
well i know what i’m getting everyone for christmas this year
I NEED ONE
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.
"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.
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.
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
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?”
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.
Micro-photography of individual snowflakes by Alexey Kljatov