A poll for you dudes
Would you buy tampons/pads for a woman you’ve only been seeing for a couple of weeks?
Yes. Or for a man, if he had a uterus.
TBT. This was Thanksgiving, probably 2000 or 2001, with my surrogate “family of choice”, who started inviting me to their holiday get-togethers after my mom passed away. They’ve stopped doing the big get-togethers, and I haven’t been up to Clarkdale to see them since my thyroid got better but the tachycardia and fatigue stuck around. Sadly missing from this picture are the three beautiful daughters whom I went to high school with.
Women in Science Documentary: Challenges and Rewards
From Trailblazer Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin to Women of the Present. Created by Mary-Michael Robertson, Class of 2015, Chatham Hall, Chatham, Virginia
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 blvckovt)
For a few hours, at least, I no longer smell like an Arizonan with no air conditioning
Waiting for parts. “Three to five business days”. Ugh.
Become curious about what you are fearful about. Take that fear and turn it into curiosity instead.
À la "Pinky and The Brain"
- Ashley: JACK! You know what we have to do...
- Me: I think so, Ashley, but where are we going to find two yorkie-sized giraffe costumes?
"Gray hairs grow where ghosts kiss hello."
Evil Supply Co. is an advocate for villains, scientists (typically mad), ghosts, and other eldritch creatures. A significant portion of our job is researching the unnatural world, then publishing our findings.
I’ve been getting more kisses than I realized, then!
One reason that people have artist’s block is that they do not respect the law of dormancy in nature. Trees don’t produce fruit all year long, constantly. They have a point where they go dormant. And when you are in a dormant period creatively, if you can arrange your life to do the technical tasks that don’t take creativity, you are essentially preparing for the spring when it will all blossom again.
Marshall Vandruff, one of the best teachers I have ever had, on artist’s block. Said during a webinar done on Visualarium to advertise his upcoming online course on animal anatomy (source links to webinar) (via pale-afternoon)
THIS QUOTE HELPS SO MUCH OMG
OH THANK YOU YES IT HELPS, OMG.(via bead-bead)
Our most cherished civil liberties have been taken from us. Our incomes are in free fall while obscene wealth is in the hands of a few oligarchs. We are watched and monitored by the most pervasive security and surveillance system in human history. We are hemmed in by archipelagos of prisons. And the ecosystem on which we depend for life is being destroyed. And, through it all, we are bombarded with propaganda, manipulated and mocked by our elites as we dance in their choreographed political charades.