fatandnerdy:

New favorite place/wedding inspo 😍

fatandnerdy:

New favorite place/wedding inspo 😍


Q: Girls are discouraged? That sounds so 1970s.

A: There was a 2001 study that showed in fourth grade, 68% of boys and 66% of girls like science. Starting in sixth, seventh and eighth grade, we lose girls and boys, but we lose more girls and for different reasons: lingering stereotypes, societal pressures. It’s well known that many girls have a tendency to dumb down when they’re in middle school. Just last week, I was talking to senior executives, and a woman told me that she was the best biology student in high school and had the highest exam scores. At the end of the semester, a teacher told her: “I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to give the award in biology to a boy, because it’s more important to him.” Almost every time that I give a speech or meet with a group of women, I’ll hear such stories.

Q: Boys earn 70% of the D’s and F’s in school and account for 80% of dropouts. Shouldn’t we fear more for their future?

A: It’s a big problem. Women earn the majority of undergraduate degrees in the U.S. and last year earned more Ph.D.s than men. But keeping girls in the science and math pipeline is a separate problem with different causes. It’s important we address both. You don’t stop research on breast cancer just because heart disease is also deadly. You work on both.

Q: Suppose you were an executive of a corporation that needs engineers. You meet a girl in high school. She scored in the 99th percentile in math on her SATs, yet says she wants to major in psychology or go to law school, because those careers sound more interesting. What do you tell her?

A: I’d introduce her to the coolest female engineer in the company. Girls tend to have a stereotype of engineers being 65-year-old guys who wear lab coats and pocket protectors and look like Einstein. Try to make it personal to them and show them some of the cool things that they can do in engineering.

Q: Let’s talk Lawrence Summers. The Harvard president recently resigned after giving a controversial speech a year ago suggesting that men might simply be predisposed to be better at math and science. Is there at least a grain of truth in what he said?

A: (Laughs). Suppose you came across a woman lying on the street with an elephant sitting on her chest. You notice she is short of breath. Shortness of breath can be a symptom of heart problems. In her case, the much more likely cause is the elephant on her chest.

For a long time, society put obstacles in the way of women who wanted to enter the sciences. That is the elephant. Until the playing field has been leveled and lingering stereotypes are gone, you can’t even ask the question.

Q: I will anyway. There are many obvious biological differences between men and women. This can’t be one?

A: There are obvious differences, but until you eliminate the more obvious cause, it’s difficult to get at the question scientifically. Look at law, medicine and business. In 1970 — that’s not ancient history — law school was 5% female, med school was 8% and business school was 4%. You could have taken a look at those numbers and concluded that women don’t make good lawyers or doctors. The statistics might have supported you. But today, all of those fields are about 50-50.

Sally Ride (the first American woman in space) giving awesome answers to insipid questions in this interview.  (via itsawomansworld2)

You sing it, spacelady

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fatandnerdy:

fatandnerdy:

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Anime Expo is rapidly approaching as my bank account is even more rapidly dwindling, so I’m having a mega huge sale in my shop to help me finish my cosplays! The sale will run until midnight on July 2nd.

  • Button sets are buy 2, get one FREE (no coupon code required!)
  • Individual buttons are 25% off with coupon code fatcosplay

I’ve added a TON of stuff and even have some really awesome grab bags if you’re hankering for a surprise. If you could PLEASE signal boost it would be very very much appreciated. Thank you guys so much!

There’s a little over an hour left to snag some buttons at awesome prices!

THESE ARE SO AWESOME


amatelwaki:

Mariachi 

amatelwaki:

Mariachi 

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Going into High School..

WHY DOES EVERYONE THINK THEY’RE THE JUDD NELSON OF THE SCHOOL?!


DONT YOU FORGET ABOUT MEEEE

DONT YOU FORGET ABOUT MEEEE

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dat-soldier:

cyberlocc:

but do aliens believe in me….

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we always believed in you, and so should you….

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parkingintopeter:

do you want to hear a joke

the north american education system

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sexdosis:

can we just stay in bed, fuck and cuddle and kiss for like 2 weeks

I don’t have anyone but heyyyy kissing 💋💋💋

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hiram-mcdaniels-should-be-mayor:

real-life-night-vale:

viridecinerem:

4gifs:

Gravity shift! [video]

THIS IS SO COOL

City Council is re-calibrating the gravity of the city today. Citizens are warned to anticipate sudden gravity shifts and stay near objects which can be grabbed onto in the event of a shift. And now, the weather.

Okay but the strenghth it must of taken that kid to hold himself there.

hiram-mcdaniels-should-be-mayor:

real-life-night-vale:

viridecinerem:

4gifs:

Gravity shift! [video]

THIS IS SO COOL

City Council is re-calibrating the gravity of the city today. Citizens are warned to anticipate sudden gravity shifts and stay near objects which can be grabbed onto in the event of a shift. And now, the weather.

Okay but the strenghth it must of taken that kid to hold himself there.

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geotan:

grawly:

hanukkahlewinsky:

i love when old people figure out how to do something on a computer that’s actually really simple but to them it’s like 

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wwhere is grambnda going???? help her

goodbye grandma

Ja ja ja.

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outrising:

Gay Movie Needs Your Help To Improve Honest LGBT Representation In Sci-Fi

A team of British filmmakers are aiming to produce a groundbreaking new science-fiction movie that not only stars two gay men in the lead roles, but hopes to pave the way for improved representation of LGBT characters in the film industry.

Credence follows a gay male couple preparing to sell their worldly possessions to fund their young daughter’s evacuation from Earth in the wake of violent storms predicted to decimate the planet. While they will likely save her life for the right price, they may need to sacrifice their own lives in the process… Read more and watch the trailer and a behind-the-scenes video.

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