I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

"What’s up with chicks and science?"

"Are there genetic differences between men and women? Explain why more men are in science."

(via page-of-wands)

brainbubblegum:

I watched Pacific Rim again and Hermann cracks me up cuz he acts like he’s the straight man to Newton’s stooge, but literally everyone knows it’s like comparing the maturity of a 6 year old to a 5 year old

Bonus:

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theheartmaid:

the-majestic-karkat:

dragonsroar:

totemo-kawaii-ne:

tachibanya:

chirart:

the-soul-eater-alchemist:

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LITERALLY THE BIGGEST FUCK YOU BY THE WRITERS IN THE HISTORY OF SHIPPING.

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do you really want to go there

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THAT LAST ONE THO

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U WANNA FUCKIN GO

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EXCUSE YOU

WOW THAT LA ST ONE

barackalicious:

jimbertimber:

theres a Meme Page in the yearbook

our entire yearbook is meme themed how do you think i feel

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xxxxredxxxxcatxxxx:

I love how DMMD gives you options

oh, you like teenage whores? here ya go!”

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"into incest? comin right up!"

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"robots? heyooo~!!"

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"think it’s attractive to rape someone? we got that too!"

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sex-slaves and bestiality? hell, why not!”

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are you that weirdo that thinks it’s normal and cute to fall in love with your childhood friend? here, i guess”

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BUT NOT THE ONE YOU FUCKING WANT

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sweet-bitsy:

lady-fett:

please enjoy this video of an action packed, high speed fight between two cats.

GRUESOME VIOLET ADRENALINE PUMPING!!!!

sirbombalot:

Fill your heart with bees. If someone breaks your heart, then they have to deal with the bees.

John Watson according to character tropes: season 3 

Sherlock Holmes: (x

Sherlock Holmes according to character tropes: season 3