29th September 2014

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notyourexrotic:


This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success. The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?” In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.” To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZPhoto credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

- A Mighty Girl

notyourexrotic:

This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success. 

The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?” 

In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.

This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.” 

To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZ

Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images

- A Mighty Girl

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29th September 2014

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sosuperawesome:

Gemma Correll, on Tumblr

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29th September 2014

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Reblog if you want a Black Widow movie.

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"Do You?"

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29th September 2014

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friendlyneighbourhoodpizzaman:

Reading fanfiction is the worst because you start out with “I’ll just read this cute one shot” then suddenly it’s four am and you have 12 tabs open and you’re crying again because THEY DESERVE TO BE HAPPY WHY CANT THEY JUST BE HAPPY

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29th September 2014

Quote reblogged from Vagabonds, Martyrs, and Quilts with 270,773 notes

I hope one day you’re as happy as you’re pretending to be.
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29th September 2014

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thecutestofthecute:

Baby polar bears!

Tagged: too much cute

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29th September 2014

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melanietillustration:

The 3 Queens.
The elf queen. Daggers and stealth are her choice.
The human queen. The sword is her calling.
The dwarf queen. The hammer is her strength.
Sennelier watercolour, Faber Castel Polycromos and Faber Albrecht Durer pencils.Hot press fabriano paper mounted on panel.
Based on a tarot card design I completed a few years for ConceptArt.org’s Team Chow Challenge.

melanietillustration:

The 3 Queens.

The elf queen. Daggers and stealth are her choice.

The human queen. The sword is her calling.

The dwarf queen. The hammer is her strength.

Sennelier watercolour, Faber Castel Polycromos and Faber Albrecht Durer pencils.Hot press fabriano paper mounted on panel.


Based on a tarot card design I completed a few years for ConceptArt.org’s Team Chow Challenge.

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29th September 2014

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queenrhaenyra:

→ Au : Got Race!bending: Asian Fancast :

Daniel Wu as Jon Snow, Michelle Yeoh as Catelyn Stark, Zhou Xun as Daenerys Targaryen, Suzuka Ogo as Arya Stark, Andy Lau as Stannis Baratheon, Liu Yifei as Sansa stark, Chow Yun Fat as Tywin Lannister, Gong Li as Cersei Lannister, Chang Chen as Jaime Lannister, Zhang Ziyi as Margaery Tyrell, Huang Xiaoming as Robb Stark, Ken Watanabe as Ned Stark
 

Inspired by (x)

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29th September 2014

Post reblogged from i take pictures of interesting doors. with 18,219 notes

tonysperkins:

so you’ve fallen in love with an under appreciated actor with a terrible filmography: a memoir

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29th September 2014

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People will stare. Make it worth their while → Alexis Mabille Haute Couture | S/S ‘13

Tagged: pretty dresses and things

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29th September 2014

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29th September 2014

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leaveyourkeyinthemailb0x:

"im not a feminist"

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29th September 2014

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uchicagoadmissions:

Whatevermore.

uchicagoadmissions:

Whatevermore.

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29th September 2014

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mentalflossr:

6 Modern Societies Where Women Literally Rule
Who run the world? In these six societies– girls.

Anytime someone tries to justify bad behavior (street harassment, sexism disguised as chivalry, infidelity, emotional immaturity, ect.) using armchair pseudo scientific evolutionary psychology, I want to send them an article like this one. 
Humans have developed a stunning variety of different ways to relate to each other when it comes to gender and sexuality.  It makes me crazy when people suggest we have only ever been one way and we can only ever be one way.

theserendipitousbook:

mentalflossr:

6 Modern Societies Where Women Literally Rule

Who run the world? In these six societies– girls.

Anytime someone tries to justify bad behavior (street harassment, sexism disguised as chivalry, infidelity, emotional immaturity, ect.) using armchair pseudo scientific evolutionary psychology, I want to send them an article like this one. 

Humans have developed a stunning variety of different ways to relate to each other when it comes to gender and sexuality.  It makes me crazy when people suggest we have only ever been one way and we can only ever be one way.

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28th September 2014

Quote reblogged from LEIGH BARDUGO with 474 notes

Girls shouldn’t fear for their lives when they’re just living them. Girls who are impassioned about their worlds, who want nothing more than to engage with their world, learn about that world, build empathy for this place and the people around them, who use their knowledge and their passion to give voice to their beliefs shouldn’t worry about their bodies—or their lives—being at stake for doing so.

And yet, because we’re asking for and raising our voices without waiting for permission to do so, it happens.

Kelly Jensen (catagator), Advocating for and Writing About Girls is a Radical Act

Make sure you read that. Make sure you share it so other people will too. And don’t miss reading and sharing these posts either:

Author Sarah McCarry (sarahmccarry) - Pleasure Principles

Author Laura Ruby (thatlauraruby) - AO Scott Would Like Another Harvey Wallbanger Please

Author Anne Ursu (anneursu) - On Poisoned Apples, the “Great YA Debate” and the Death of the Patriarchy

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Don’t forget Robin Wasserman (robinwasserman) on Girl Trouble - 

http://lareviewofbooks.org/review/girl-trouble

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So much good reading!

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Tagged: feminismya lit

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