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Hey when people say “fuck white people” please keep in mind that those are just words on the internet while actual, real white cops are really murdering black kids and now terrorizing an entire town of innocent civilians. People are being shot and arrested for the crime of being brown while outside and you’re mad because someone angrily “generalized” in a blog post boohoohoo reverse raecesms wehhhhhhhhhhhh

get over it

get. over it.


Science Needs Women: 
For Women in Science; the L’Oreal Foundation 

I’m sharing this video on any platform I can because when I first found it last week it had something like 1,400 views, but it’s the most beautifully produced and succinctly narrated video addressing some of the most complicated issues facing women in STE(A)M fields I’ve found yet. 

I’m sharing this for every time I’m called a “feminazi.”

…for every time I’m told that my concerns aren’t valid, our that our issues are imagined.

…for every time I hear “women just don’t like science,” or worse - “women just aren’t good at science.”

…for every time we’re told that we can have a family or a career, but not both - and for every time we feel like we have to decide between the two.

…for every time a study comes out saying as many as 64% of women endure sexual harassment during field work

…for the fact that women earn 41% of PhD’s in STEM fields, but make up only 28% of tenure-track faculty in those fields.

…and because we need more women mentors in these fields to stand up for issues that are not “women’s issues” - these are people issues that affect our collective society as a whole.

The women in this video are my heroes and they should be your heroes, too.

I love science. I have a neon atom tattoo. I love reading about science and discovering new ideas and challenging old ideas…

…but I don’t remember ever getting an A in science. I don’t remember ever being told that I could pursue science. I was good at reading and writing and speaking. I was told I could be a lawyer, or a teacher or a writer… but they never once suggested I could be a doctor or an engineer. I remember being very good at math until high school. And then I remember being told that I “shouldn’t be in this level of math” and that “It’s okay if you can’t do the math” or “I know the science seems fun but if you study it in college it’s a lot of math.”

I don’t regret my life. I love teaching, and writing is obviously important to me. But what if I hadn’t been ushered away from science and math? Maybe I would be studying Astronomy still, instead of shrugging off a C in that class as “I loved it, but I couldn’t pass the tests… too much math.”

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