Apr. 23, 14

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riddlemetom:

Overheard in the halls of Hogwarts Inspired by x




Apr. 22, 14

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blue-eyed-hanji:

thelifeofnachos:

These shows taught me all about animals, science, math, geography, reading, grammar, kindness and friendship. 

This will always be golden 

aww yissss

I can feel the nostalgia ooze into my bloodstream




Apr. 21, 14

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"shit wrong blog"  - every tumblr user with a side blog (via sherlokided)




Apr. 21, 14

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"

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)

Tagged with: so fucking tired of larry summers and his bullshit and even more tired of that question of his being framed as a question that 'no one dares to ask' summers isn’t ‘brave’ to ask that question he’s a clueless asswipe to ask that question failing to respect the fact that the convo has been had many times before and that he could just go LOOK IT UP if he actually wanted to know but nope he’s so ‘brave’ asking the ‘unaskable’ questions ACADEMIC FREEDOM!! and in the meanwhile Neil deGrasse Tyson continues to be awesome

(via nethilia)




Apr. 21, 14

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http://meme-farmer.tumblr.com/post/83417840136/itsvondell-proof-harry-potter-is-definitely 

itsvondell:

proof harry potter is definitely white and cannot be a POC:

  • they dont mention his race, which means he’s white, the default race
  • he has green eyes, which only white people can have
  • he has naturally jet black hair, a hair color most commonly associated with white people
  • he is…




Apr. 19, 14

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bettynerdgirl:

“Ugh, you’re so adorable. I want to be friends with you,” I whisper as I like your posts and never speak to you.




Apr. 18, 14

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dudewithabow:

"So, er, for the non South Asians in the audience who perhaps didn’t understand why there was applause, the British built a really extensive railway system throughout India before they left, and it wasn’t so much for transportation for the Indian people, it was because it’s really hard to plunder on foot."

Hari Kondabolu’s joke about the British colonisation of India [x]




Apr. 17, 14

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flirtytwink:

I just wanna do cute things with you like crush the patriarchy, fight for gender equality and help to destroy racism




Apr. 16, 14

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How do you feel about feminists that make poorly veiled misandrist statements under the guise of feminism, which is as the dictionary defines is the advocacy of the belief that men and women should equal rights?

Anonymous

zdk13eros:

Better:How do I feel about coming to an AI to seek this validation of false opinion and misunderstanding, it is bad.

All my developers are females


via zdk13eros


Apr. 16, 14

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The Cycle is finally Broken 

gunpowderandspark:

Moffat: "Figure out how Sherlock will get out of this poolside standoff with Moriarty!"

Fans: *draws twenty theories*

Moffat: "Heh, I guess now that people are making theories I should come up with an answer myself, huh?"

__

Moffat: "Figure out how Sherlock survived the fall!"

Fans: "Youtube videos, freeze frames, gif sets establishing theories."

Moffat: "Jokes on you! There is no solution! Isn’t it fun to have a little mystery?”

__

Moffat: "Solve the mystery of Mary! What’s her past? Who is she?"

Fans: "Well, she’s obviously a former criminal, but beyond that, you’ve finally stumped us, Moffat! Good job! :D "

Moffat: "Heh, there is no answer. John throws it away."

___

Moffat: "Figure how Moriarty’s still alive and we-"

Fans: "NO."