Posted 1 day ago
strechanadi:

Tamara Rojo, Alina Cojocaru

My two favourite ballet ladies looking gorgeous. They are totally BFFs in my head canon. 

strechanadi:

Tamara Rojo, Alina Cojocaru

My two favourite ballet ladies looking gorgeous. They are totally BFFs in my head canon. 

Posted 2 days ago
Posted 2 days ago

Gorgeous lady

(Source: paleycenter)

Posted 2 days ago

eternalacademic:

molecularbiologistproblems:

Via people in white coats

Yes, because your acids are stored safely in a locked cabinet. duh

Posted 2 days ago

http://eternalacademic.tumblr.com/post/100379202353/shychemist-notforthetoweringdead-if-more

shychemist:

notforthetoweringdead:

"If more girls wanted to be scientists, there would be more female scientists"

*takes a deep breath* WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY THAT ACTIVELY DISCOURAGES FEMALE INTELLIGENCE BY PAINTING IT AS A NON FEMININE TRAIT AND SETS UP MALES TO BE IN POSITIONS OF…

I went to an all girls school. There was no such thing as a boys subject or a girls subject, which I think is key to the fact that I find it so difficult to comprehend that people treat any subject as gendered. 

 I’m just starting my PhD. I came top of my graduating cohort for my undergraduate. I won prize. I still think I suck at what I do. 

It is so difficult to be a female scientist, even when you have the best of starts. I can’t even imagine how difficult it must be for those women and girls who come from schools and families where they are actively discouraged from doing what they love because it is not feminine enough. 

Posted 3 days ago

teapotsahoy:

randomthingieshere:

ALL IT TOOK WAS A RIDICULOUSLY LARGE PHONE TO MAKE POCKETS FOR WOMEN IMPORTANT

I don’t have a reaction gif for ‘I’m getting what I want, but in a way that makes me want to go on a killing spree.’

Posted 4 days ago

jtotheizzoe:

spacetravelco:

The First Lady Astronaut Trainees / Mercury 13

"The men go off and fight the wars and fly the airplanes and come back and help design and build and test them. The fact that women are not in this field is a fact of our social order."

- John Glenn of the Mercury 7, testifying before a House subcommittee in 1962

"The women underwent the identical tests that the male candidates had undergone. In the end, 68% of the women passed with ‘no medical reservations’ compared to 56% of the men. The 13 females who passed were known as the Mercury 13. They were Bernice ‘Bea’ Steadman, Janey Hart, Geraldine ‘Jerri’ Sloan Truhill, Rhea Allison Woltman, Sarah Lee Gorelick Ratley, Jan Dietrich, Marion Dietrich, Myrtle Cagle, Irene Leverton, Gene Nora Jessen, Jean Hixson, Wally Funk and Geraldyn ‘Jerrie’ Cobb…

Cobb had tested in the top 2% of all tested candidates, male and female.”

The Lovelace Woman in Space Program (1960-1962)

Amazing, I had never heard of this!

(Source: mercury13.com)

Posted 4 days ago

Xander settling geek disputes.

Posted 4 days ago

etoilesoftheopera:

Tamara Rojo’s SWAN LAKE

Good Swan, Bad Swan: Dancing Swan Lake

I really enjoyed this documentary when it was on. It was excellent to have a ballerina’s perspective of her character portrayal even whilst she was dancing.

Two other things: Tamara is fabulous, I love her. Also, it’s always good to see Alina on TV! 

Posted 4 days ago
aconnormanning:

maneth985:

fallen-angel-with-a-shotgun:

dajo42:

if you dont have me on facebook you are probably not missing out on any posts but the comment section is important too lmao

I went to the Renaissance faire dressed as a warrior.  I had a real sword with me, too.  I was standing (in character) next to a sword-fighting ring, where kids of all ages got the chance to pick up a sword and challenge the champion.  Some woman walks by, with her little girl.  The girl starts walking towards the ring, saying she wants to fight.  But the mom pulled her away hella sharply, and was like, “That’s for boys.”  You don’t want to be a BOY, do you?”    And the girl looked around and saw me.  I think she thought I was a boy; I had my hair in a ponytail, and was wearing a hood.  So she comes up to me and asks me, “Do you think girls can be fighters, too?”  And her mom looks like she’s silently gloating.  Like she thinks I’m going to say no.  So I take off my hood, untie my hair so that it flows freely, and kneel before her.  And I’m like, “Milady, anyone can be a fighter.”  I swear, the look on that mother’s face made my day.



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aconnormanning:

maneth985:

fallen-angel-with-a-shotgun:

dajo42:

if you dont have me on facebook you are probably not missing out on any posts but the comment section is important too lmao

I went to the Renaissance faire dressed as a warrior.  I had a real sword with me, too.  I was standing (in character) next to a sword-fighting ring, where kids of all ages got the chance to pick up a sword and challenge the champion.  Some woman walks by, with her little girl.  The girl starts walking towards the ring, saying she wants to fight.  But the mom pulled her away hella sharply, and was like, “That’s for boys.”  You don’t want to be a BOY, do you?”    And the girl looked around and saw me.  I think she thought I was a boy; I had my hair in a ponytail, and was wearing a hood.  So she comes up to me and asks me, “Do you think girls can be fighters, too?”  And her mom looks like she’s silently gloating.  Like she thinks I’m going to say no.  So I take off my hood, untie my hair so that it flows freely, and kneel before her.  And I’m like, “Milady, anyone can be a fighter.”  I swear, the look on that mother’s face made my day.

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