Aug 24, 2014
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Science Needs Women: 
For Women in Science; the L’Oreal Foundation 

I’m sharing this video on any platform I can because when I first found it last week it had something like 1,400 views, but it’s the most beautifully produced and succinctly narrated video addressing some of the most complicated issues facing women in STE(A)M fields I’ve found yet. 

I’m sharing this for every time I’m called a “feminazi.”

…for every time I’m told that my concerns aren’t valid, our that our issues are imagined.

…for every time I hear “women just don’t like science,” or worse - “women just aren’t good at science.”

…for every time we’re told that we can have a family or a career, but not both - and for every time we feel like we have to decide between the two.

…for every time a study comes out saying as many as 64% of women endure sexual harassment during field work

…for the fact that women earn 41% of PhD’s in STEM fields, but make up only 28% of tenure-track faculty in those fields.

…and because we need more women mentors in these fields to stand up for issues that are not “women’s issues” - these are people issues that affect our collective society as a whole.

The women in this video are my heroes and they should be your heroes, too.

Aug 23, 2014
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We should all be feminists: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie.

Aug 19, 2014
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Visual communications of any kind … should be seen as the embodiment of form and function: the integration of the beautiful and the useful. Ideally, beauty and utility are mutually generative.
Paul Rand
Aug 18, 2014
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Aug 17, 2014
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Snapshot c.1950s (via)

Snapshot c.1950s (via)

(Source: fuckyeahvintage-retro, via fuckyeahvintage-retro)

Aug 17, 2014
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When women are the advisers, the lords of creation don’t take the advice till they have persuaded themselves that it is just what they intended to do.
Louisa May Alcott, Little Women
Aug 16, 2014
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Stay afraid, but do it anyway.
Carrie Fisher
Aug 15, 2014
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People silently struggle from all kinds of terrible things. They suffer from depression, ambition, substance abuse, and pretension. They suffer from family tragedy, Ivy-League educations, and self-loathing. They suffer from failing marriages, physical pain, and publishing. The good thing about politeness is that you can treat these people exactly the same. And then wait to see what happens. You don’t have to have an opinion. You don’t need to make a judgment.
How to be polite.
Aug 14, 2014
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TCM Remembers Lauren Bacall. Their end-of-year memorial montage is going to kill this year.

Aug 13, 2014
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I saw Twilight—my granddaughter made me watch it, she said it was the greatest vampire film ever. After the ‘film’ was over I wanted to smack her across her head with my shoe, but I do not want a (tell-all) book called Grannie Dearest written on me when I die. So instead I gave her a DVD of Murnau’s 1922 masterpiece Nosferatu and told her, ‘Now that’s a vampire film!’ And that goes for all of you! Watch Nosferatu instead!
Lauren Bacall
Aug 12, 2014
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She was tough as hell and I adored her. Adored her.

She was tough as hell and I adored her. Adored her.

Aug 11, 2014
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