It’s my roommate’s birthday, and I have extremely low alcohol tolerance because I haven’t had anything to drink in a while, and I may have volunteered to finish the sangria (someone had to), and I may be a little tipsy, and that means I may be a little entertaining/silly if anyone feels like you know…. sending me a message or anything.

caelas:

saying feminism is unnecessary because you don’t feel oppressed is like saying fire extinguishers are unnecessary because your house isn’t on fire

(Reblogged from thebiobabe)
Can’t say I ever went through a horse drawing phase. I drew people with swords a lot in elementary school.

Mwahahahaha, yes. I am totally winning now. Take that, sixtwosix!

definitely not horses. cats and dolphins, mostly.

Haha, sweet. Another point for my side.

lookatthisfuckingoppressor:

Wait, it’s activists making oppressed groups look bad? I thought it was entire industries, media organizations, politicians, and deeply entrenched social biases. My bad.

(Reblogged from commodifiedsouls)

golfdad1992:

Isn’t amazing how people don’t give a shit about misogyny until they can accuse muslims of it in order to justify their islamaphobia?

(Reblogged from commodifiedsouls)
I did in 3rd grade because I found a book in our library on how to draw horses and I’d trace them from the book.

Well, you just made sixtwosix really happy. She is now insisting that she was right, even though this now evens the count at 2-2.

sixtwosix and I are having a ridiculous argument. She insists “every child goes through a phase where they’re obsessed with drawing horses.” I and my other former college roommate said we never went through such a phase. sixtwosix insists we’re lying and that we’re too small a sample size (even though we’ve already proven her wrong).

So… did you go through a phase where you were obsessed with drawing horses?

If a female student got drunk and had her car stolen the university would call the police. If she got drunk and had her computer stolen, they would call the police. If she got drunk and had her phone stolen, they would call the police. The fact that she was drunk would not even be factored in when assessing if a crime had been committed. But if she gets drunk and has her body invaded and her humanity stolen, school administrations are perplexed about what to do.
(Reblogged from truth-has-a-liberal-bias)
We often talk about the “leaky pipeline of STEM” as a way to talk about how women and people of color drop out of STEM careers at alarmingly high rates, but it is time to abandon that language. We’re not talking about a passive system here, where people just happen to drip out of the pipeline. No, we’re talking about a system that actively creates pressure. If you take a large pipe, attach it to a smaller pipe and then a smaller one, while still pushing the same amount of water through, what’s going to happen? Either your pipe is going to spring pressure-driven leaks or you’re going to have to have holes drilled to relieve it. We’re not talking about a leaky pipeline of STEM, we’re talking about a gorram sprinkler system, actively pushing out people who were set up to fail from the beginning by the very system itself.

There are very real problems in the sciences. But right now the field is caught in an auto-catalytic cycle, where people point out ways in which we’re failing at outreach, the people in positions of power dig in their heels with cries of “but *we* weren’t offended!”, the same people then wring their hands and wonder why there isn’t more diversity in science… and continue to ignore us when answers to that question are given. And if we keep making excuses for the smaller things that hurt various groups, it’s never goin to change.
(Reblogged from femscinerd)