"I am tired, not of arguing in favour of equality, diversity and tolerance, but of having to explain, over and over and over again, why such arguments are still necessary, only to have my evidence casually dismissed by someone too oblivious to realise that their dismissal of the problem is itself a textbook example of the fucking problem. I am tired of being mocked by hypocrites who think that a single lazy counterexample is sufficient to debunk the fifteen detailed examples they demanded I produce before they’d even accept my point as a hypothetical, let alone valid, argument. I am tired of assholes who think that playing Devil’s Advocate about an issue alien to their experience but of deep personal significance to their interlocutor makes them both intellectually superior and more rationally objective on the specious basis that being dispassionate is the same as being right (because if they can stay calm while savagely kicking your open wound, then clearly, you have no excuse for screaming). "
"ON THE SPECIOUS BASIS THAT BEING DISPASSIONATE IS THE SAME AS BEING RIGHT"
ugh bless this
I wish I could put this quote on auto-reblog on a weekly basis(via newwavefeminism)
always reblog, now with even better commentary
Heroes & Inspirations: Rosalind Franklin
Rosalind Franklin was a British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal, and graphite.
Franklin is best known for her work on the X-ray diffraction images of DNA which led to the discovery of the DNA double helix. According to Francis Crick, her data was key to determining the structure to formulate Crick and Watson’s 1953 model regarding the structure of DNA. Franklin’s images of X-ray diffraction confirming the helical structure of DNA were shown to Watson without her approval or knowledge. This image and her accurate interpretation of the data provided valuable insight into the DNA structure, but Franklin’s scientific contributions to the discovery of the double helix are often overlooked. Unpublished drafts of her papers (written just as she was arranging to leave King’s College London) show that she had independently determined the overall B-form of the DNA helix and the location of the phosphate groups on the outside of the structure. Moreover, it was a report of Franklin’s that convinced Crick and Watson that the backbones had to be on the outside, which was crucial since before this both they and Linus Pauling had independently generated non-illuminating models with the chains inside and the bases pointing outwards.
Rosalind Franklin determined the double helix form of DNA, and that the spines needed to be on the outside, Crick & Watson received the Nobel.
Rosalind is one of the 20 Ladies of Science we are featuring in our Heroes & Inspirations Kickstarter.
The above pendant portrait was done by the Whitney Brown.
You can find out more about the project here: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/576376494/heroes-and-inspirations-our-new-art-jewelry-line
We would love to have your financial support to help teach more folks about these fantastic women. If you can’t kick in with actual money, we truly appreciate Social Media and word of mouth support.
We are now funded and working towards Stretch Goals (Women of History) and Stretch Bonuses (Free Prismatic Spectrum Earrings). Lets keep the momentum going and bring in more wonderful women to the Heroes & inspirations line.
I SHALL GIVE THEM ALL MY MONEYS
Deadpool writer Gerry Duggan confirms Deadpool’s pansexuality
Deadpool is a less pretty Captain Jack?!?!
the two are not equivalent. don’t you read Shortpacked! ?
Edited to add: Damn You, Willis
Tiny mice, kissing in glasses
YES TO THIS :D
aren’t those young chinchillas??
I’d very much like to punch a feminist.
I’d never, ever hurt a lady but I’d be happy to punch a feminist.
It’d bring me great joy.
I’m 6’2 and weigh 180lbs
ready when you are
hahaha I love MRAs they’re like slow motion train wrecks that talk
in which amandla’s twitter is better than all twitter
this child is the best child hands down
Hands down, my favorite reoccurring joke.
Calvin and Hobbes forever! :DYou forgot this one XD
This is a GPOY of how I spend my winters :D
These were always some of my favorites, as a kid. I used to tape pieces of paper together to draw sprawling panoramic scenes of battles against snow monsters.
I am just imagining tiny! you doing this now, creating epic scenes of epicness…
SO CUTE :D
STOP ASSUMING FEMINISTS DON’T CARE ABOUT MEN WHO’VE BEEN ABUSED
YES ABUSE HAPPENS TO MEN
YES MEN AREN’T “ALLOWED” TO REPORT IT OR BE EMOTIONAL ABOUT IT
PATRIARCHY SAYS MEN ARE EMOTIONLESS, WOMEN ARE EMOTIONAL, AND EMOTION AND VICTIMHOOD ARE FEMININE WEAKNESSES
DON’T LIKE IT? SMASH IT WITH US.
JESUS. FUCKING. CHRIST.
Jesus Christ yes