+m. / fifteen/ intp/ philippines/ lady stani have a thing for underappreciated characters.
mainly: tv shows, the marvel cinematic universe, and intersectional feminism.
watching: teen wolf s4/ sleepy hollow s1/ under the dome s2 (paused)/ utopia (paused)
reading: frankenstein/ probably 3 or 4 more books
Seeing people the same age as you doing awesome things with their life
Math is essential. To what? Knowing how much you tip at restaurants. And less important things like medicine, economics, engineering.
"but if we tell kids about homosexuality then it’ll just confuse them!"
you know what’s more confusing
experiencing non-heterosexual feelings as a kid
but not understanding what that fucking means because you don’t know what being queer is and then pretending you don’t have the feelings and living your life in denial until you’re in your 20s when you’re forced to look back and think about all the hot people you could’ve banged in high school
Tatiana Maslany: possibly the only human being on this earth who could pull off hitting on herself without looking narcissistic. Damn girl.
a little girl who grows up thinking all doors are automatic but actually she’s haunted by a really polite ghost
the reason male comic book fans work themselves into a frenzied rage over “fake geek girls" is because they think they can’t get a girlfriend because of their love for comic books (a.k.a nerdiness). if they accept that geek girls genuinely love comic books, then they’re left with the cold harsh reality that it’s not their nerdiness that makes them unattractive to women, but the fact that they are misogynistic condescending dickbags who need to be avoided AT ALL COSTS
THANK YOU JENNI HERD
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.
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