THIS BETTER BE A FUCKING JOKE OR SO HELP ME GOD
If they make it family friendly, I’m deleting this shit. NO.
BULLSHIT. Bullshit. You made this family friendly and you’ll watch that 13 million Tumblr made before drop so fast it’ll make your head spin. Yahoo is about to destroy this shit. Fuck you. I’ll be deleting.
GUYS. This is NOT a yahoo tweet. I checked. Let’s all just take a deep breath and wait for them to fuck with us before we panic. >_>
if you ever think mythology is boring or serious business or whatever shit
just remember that cerberus, the hell-hound and guard dog of the underworld, comes from the root indo-european word ḱerberos, which evolved into the greek word kerberos, which got changed to cerberus when it went from greek to latin
ḱerberos means “spotted”
hades, lord of the dead, literally fucking named his pet dog spot
How the fuck does Bill Nye expect this to happen? What do you want to do, force women to enroll in science courses, regardless of whether or not they want to do it? Just for the sake of having “enough” women? Why the fuck do these fractions matter so much? It’s not like people are holding guns to our head and threatening to kill us if we become interested in science.
Maybe, just maybe, a lot of us DON’T FUCKING WANT to be scientists. Is that a crime?
Hi there, princess-munchkin. Female engineering student here.
Bill Nye is not saying that you HAVE to be a scientist, and you are right that no one is holding a gun to my head because I am interested in science, but let me tell you some of the struggles of being a woman in the STEM fields.
1) Because I am a woman, I am not expected these fields. I first fully realized this when I was in high school, on my robotics team. See, although my robotics team was about 50% female, most of the women were part of the “business administration” side of things: finance, marketting, PR, membership, etc. Was this a problem? Absolutely not. But I was there to be an engineer, and specifically, to be the robot programmer. This was met with a lot of hesitation at first from some of the other students (all of whom happened to be male. This is not necessarily a bad thing.) You see, all of the robot programmers before me were guys. Computer programming is just a thing that guys do, or so they thought. Even after I had proved myself to the mentors on the team, many of the students still underestimated my abilities. There were rumors going around that I wouldn’t have been able to program the robot at all if the lead software mentor wasn’t there to help me. This was just flat-out false, but it wasn’t until I won an award for the team that the other students actually saw my merit.
2) There is not a lot of encouragement for women to go into these fields. I first noticed this when I was in elementary school. I was always interested in math, science, you name it, but many of my teachers and family members pushed that to the side for a long time. When I asked for legos for christmas, I would get ballet slippers. In fact, for a long time, I was training to be a professional dancer. I loved to dance. I loved math more, but no one seemed to notice that about me. It wasn’t until I had a long conversation with one particular teacher in high school that I decided to look into engineering. I had never even considered it as an option before, because no one decided to encourage me to pursue my interest in science. If it hadn’t been for that teacher, I would probably not be at the school I am at right now.
3) For a long time, Engineering/Science/Math WAS a “boys only” club. Let me tell you when some of the top technical schools and societies started letting women in:
- RPI, The oldest tech school in the country, founded in 1824. Started admitting women in 1942 to “replace men called to war.” Campus housing for women wasn’t constructed until 1966.
- Tau Beta Pi, the Engineering Honors Society - Founded in 1885. Started admitting women in 1968.
- Caltech - Currently rated #3 in undergraduate engineering. Founded in 1891. Started admitting women in 1970.
- Georgia Tech - Currently rated #5 in undergraduate engineering. Founded in 1885. Started admitting women in 1952.
Do you see the implications of this? Engineering has been a part of our society since around the late 1800s (in the case of RPI, since the 1820s), but women weren’t even allowed in for the most part until the 1950s, regardless of their merit.
4) Because of the fact that it was a “boys only” club for such a long time, there are not a lot of women engineers and scientists to look up to. When you’re reading your physics, chemistry, and math text books, the majority of those theories were came up with by men. It is true that much of our history was written by White Men, but this does not mean that the fact that there are few women scientists to look up does not matter.
So, as you can hopefully see, princess-munckin, or anyone else that shares the opinions of princess-munchkin, Bill Nye was not arguing that women that are not interested in STEM should go into those fields anyway. But he IS arguing against all of the systematic barriers set up against women who ARE interested in engineering and science. There are several women out there who are just as good as the boys at math and science, but will never pursue their interests because it just doesn’t seem like an option. That was me for a long time. I am super grateful for the fact that I fought against that, and that I ended up where I am.
if you don’t like science, fine. Don’t be a scientist. But if one day you have a daughter and she shows interest in being a scientist, PLEASE encourage her. Because Bill Nye is right, there needs to be more women scientists in the world.
I love when tumblr idiots are put down so thoroughly.
Man slaps a woman: He’s an abusive prick, there is NEVER an excuse to slap a woman
Woman slaps a man: Dude probably deserved it, LOL! Atta go, girl!
Man slaps a man: Wow what a wuss, seriously? A man should be punching.
Woman slaps a woman: Woooo! CAT FIGHT! Other girl probably deserved it. lol.
- Irene wasn’t fridged
- Irene wasn’t a victim
- Irene wasn’t a generic love interest
- Irene beat Sherlock
- Irene took everyone’s preconceived notions of gender in criminals and lit them on fire
- Irene was a completely unrepentant HBIC
- Irene (ﾉ◕ヮ◕)ﾉ*:･ﾟ✧
Let me tell you a thing, and this is not to be dismiss the obvious impact this has had controversially or the fact that white-washing DOES happen in the world, but the original actor of Khan, Ricardo Montalban, is a Spaniard, and to many that might seem racially proper to play an Indian man, but the fact of the matter is Spaniards are European, and a great deal of Spaniards consider themselves White Europeans - not to be mistaken for Mestizos or Hispanics.
So you can argue that suddenly Benedict Cumberbatch is coming in and is a white-washed solution to casting, or you can realise that the original actor himself was in fact neither Indian nor probably even racially acceptable as an alternative to an Indian actor under your own terms. Either way, Khan has never even been PLAYED by an Indian man, and yet people are attacking Benedict for this?
I’m sorry, but I’m not going to sit back and listen to this any more, this is pissing me off. And if you’re going to argue and say I say this because I’m probably some white-privilege bitch, I’m a partially Mi’kmaq middle-class American who is also an active messianic Jew. I think I know something about race.
How far the show went out of its way to make it clear that Holmes wasn’t sexually pressuring Irene. He offered her his “bet,” and I can imagine a zillion other shows that just would have left it there as a sexy “edgy” flirtation, but no - Holmes stopped himself in the middle of the flirt to make it clear that he was not conditioning his silence about her thefts on her going on a date with him.
Similarly, when he came to see her after she refused to go out with him again, obviously someone somewhere was afraid he’d look like a stalker, and so he began his speech by making it very clear that he understood it was her right to refuse him - I don’t know that I’ve ever seen a show actually spell that out in words before, because we’re all supposed to understand that the romantic couple is meant to be and therefore all’s fair, etc etc.”
in a media landscape where men pressuring women and violating their boundaries is portrayed as natural in many ~innocent and romantic~ relationships and pretty much obligatory in ~edgy dangerous~ dynamics, I still love this to ABSOLUTE PIECES
*spoilers*The movies takes place in 2260Which is nearly 300 years from nowKhan said he was in Cryosleep for about 300 yearsHe woke up in LondonSherlock jumped off a building, but didn’t die because of his super-blood. To keep up the illusion, he went into cryosleep, but not before watching his own funeralThen assumed the name of his former best friend, JohnIt all makes senseJohn Harrison is Khan and Khan is Sherlock.bamthanks to my friend connor