Sunday, August 31, 2014
Top made from fabric @soktahu gave me for my birthday. I tried to copy another top, rather than work from a pattern, and I did French seaming because I am fancy like that #sewing #handmade

Top made from fabric @soktahu gave me for my birthday. I tried to copy another top, rather than work from a pattern, and I did French seaming because I am fancy like that #sewing #handmade

ursulavernon:

wickedgirlssavingourselves:

Brontësaurus

This is the best thing ever.

ursulavernon:

wickedgirlssavingourselves:

Brontësaurus

This is the best thing ever.

Thursday, August 28, 2014
My writing assistant has taken a break from eating rocks to stare at me #murderturtle

My writing assistant has taken a break from eating rocks to stare at me #murderturtle

In the United States, access to tampons and pads for low-income women is a real problem, too: food stamps don’t cover feminine hygiene products, so some women resort to selling their food stamps in order to pay for “luxuries” like tampons. Women in prison often don’t have access to sanitary products at all, and the high cost of a product that half the population needs multiple times a day, every month for approximately 30 years, is simply, well, bullshit.

- The case for free tampons (via stuffmomnevertoldyou)

You know, I don’t think I’ve ever heard anybody suggest that toilet paper or paper towels in public bathrooms shouldn’t be free.  We’d consider it outrageous if that very basic necessity were to be missing, or provided only for purchase.

And yet.

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014

thefrogman:

Off the Leash by Rupert Fawcett [tumblr | facebook | store]

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When I tell someone about my illness and they respond with ”You’re like an old woman!”…

thischroniclife:

I’m like…

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deadpool #29

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

candiestewart:

katy perry ran out of cultures to appropriate so now she’s copying britney

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It isn’t the male gaze, dominant narratives of sexuality, or hegemonic femininity which reigns true throughout Minaj’s work. It’s her own sexual state of being. And when Nicki Minaj struts out in a string bikini or exudes her own sexuality in the middle of something otherwise empowering, it isn’t an inherent contradiction or a cause for debate. It’s simply a reflection of how many women — women who, often, feel comfortable with and empowered in their choices — are living their sexual lives. As sexual beings, we’re allowed to indulge in self-directed pursuits of pleasure without shame. We’re allowed to be frank about our own exploits. We’re feminists who fuck, and a lot of times it looks like both things happening at the exact same time. AUTOSTRADDLE - Nicki Minaj’s Feminism Isn’t About Your Comfort Zone: On “Anaconda” and Respectability Politics (via bigfatfeminist)

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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.

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theawkwardlifeofapsycho:

Why is this not taught universally.

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Monday, August 25, 2014
thebestoftumbl-r:

This is just too adorbs

thebestoftumbl-r:

This is just too adorbs