THIS IS MY 8,000TH POST ON THIS BLOG
wow first off I’d like to thank my mom for forcing me to attend weird art school that distanced me from all my friends, prompting me to start blogging on Wordpress like 10 years ago.
It was a fairly successful blog about an online game, where I wrote posts, created pages, spent hours editing the HTML, and had the help of multiple volunteer contributors. It eventually turned into a personal blog, and I had lots of friends and we’d all comment on each others posts and talk all the time, until I finally retired from wordpress.
And now I reblog stuff once in a while and forget to respond to messages here on tumblr
I’ve come so far!
astronomers got tired after watching the moon go around the earth for 24 hours so they decided to call it a day
Listen Dipper, you shouldn’t doubt my authority. In the sticker world, I’m the girl who can get you things.
Grandpa gets a surprise bulldog puppy for his birthday, something he’s always wanted.
It’s pure happiness for both of them
I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…
When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.
Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.
Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.
…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.
So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.
"What’s up with chicks and science?"
Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.
the secret world of arrietty – scenery