oh my god
*tips manifesto* m’age rights
"it’s a competition none of us agreed to" I want to give the author of this quote the hardest dap ever.
There’s a reason why Neil deGrasse Tyson’s views on race are completely overlooked and why even I was never aware of them until recently. Science nerds will make a billion photosets and quotes about the new Cosmos and speak on everything Neil gets into even the science of the fucking Mjölnir hammer from Thor or the science of Krypton. Anything Neil speaks on as a prominent figure in science gets circulated. But just like Albert Einstein’s celebrity scientist status had no effect on his vocal views against antiblack racism in America [and it’s now 2014 with the same shit different faces], Neil’s anti-racism views are also suppressed, downplayed, or ignored. It shows that the science community at large has a long way to go in terms of accepting the problem of racism and sexism it has and fails to bring to light as it does so frequently with more efforts to many other political subjects.
This is the problem with social activists, right. Why do they place the burden on everyone in society to forward social causes, and then shame them when they don’t? In the field of science views don’t matter, good science does. I don’t give two shits about scientists’ opinions of racism, but I would praise them for raising awareness of good scientific processes and groundbreaking research. The scientific community isn’t ignorant, it is a neutral field for like-minded fellows.
the scientific community isn’t neutral and if you think it has then you haven’t been paying attention for….. ever
sexist evolutionary psychology? scientific community
racist, cissexist, and transmisogynist anthropology? scientific community
lobotomies and shock therapy for people with mental illnesses and/or some atypical neurotype? scientific community
harmful and torturous attempts to cure queer people because homosexuality and gender deviance were (and often still are) considered mental illnesses? scientific community
the big name atheists? like richard dawkins? gross misogynist racist islamophobic dude, and also an icon of “the scientific community”.
that psychology today article about how black women are ugly? written by… a scientist
the word “caucasian”? some archaeologist found large human skulls in the caucasus mountain range, and concluded they must be from white people because larger skulls = bigger brains = smarter
i could go on. and on. and on. the scientific community is full of flawed people (often the most privileged, as they are the ones who have controlled it for so long and still control it today) who are just as much products of their culture as anyone.
#IMPORTANT#the history of science is full of flawed people and results skewed to fit people’s preconceived notions#fraudulent studies used to support harmful policies#unethical practices#etc#it’s never been an ideal paradise of objectivity#and that counts in the physical sciences as well as the social sciences#they both affect policy and that means scientists should be held accountable for their views#positively and negatively#though that said the op i’m guessing is talking about positive anti-racist views being overlooked so that’s kind of separate#also i mean like there are definitely checks to encourage as much objectivity as possible they just don’t always work because people (via kidcrimefighter)
Alternative names for the Mass Effect games
Me hiding from stuff that make me anxious
IM FUCKING SCREAMING
IM IN FUCKING STITCHES
the only thing funnier than this video are the comments on it
I don’t know what asshole invented the idea that teenage girls are the cause for all evil, but I really hope that person never has to raise one. I don’t want him to see her dissolve in his fingers as society tells her to eat less, be thinner, be the damsel in distress, be something for a man to fix, be different but not too different, be special but never ever a special snowflake - I don’t want him to watch as she realizes that no matter what she loves, she’ll be made fun of for it. She can simply like her coffee from Starbucks and suddenly she’s vapid and thinks herself poetic. She’ll want to play video games but be called a fake nerd, particularly if she poses in any remotely flirtatious way because for some reason despite the entire community playing games with poorly dressed women they still hate it when a real girl wears less clothing, she will be seen as trespassing in a specifically male space - but when she falls in love with a female-based television show for children, she’ll watch as men step on themselves to sexualize it. If she wants old-fashion romance she’s seen as being naive but at the same time is told to keep herself ‘pure’ for some dude that might not hurt her. If she admits to being anything, she makes herself a target. She will be told her worth is based on how much a man values her. She might love to cook but she’ll hate being asked to stay in the kitchen, she might love to read but get told she’s too introverted by half the population and ‘not that special’ by the other. If she loves to go out and party, she’s ‘just another college co-ed,’ if she loves to spend her friday nights watching anime, she’s a shut-in. God forbid she be proud of something: the words “I’m different from other girls” are a death sentence because we live in a society that doesn’t want to see women like that, a society that doesn’t like the idea maybe we all are actually different and not carbon copies of each other, maybe we all would like to feel unique and loved and worth knowing - maybe the real problem is that she will be raised to believe being a girl means silicone and photoshop and dying as a way to move forwards a plot - and she doesn’t want to be seen as that. When she says “I’m not like other girls,” she means she’s not like the girls she sees on tv, these invented two-dimensional creatures that say one line and then get chased down by monsters.
She can try all she likes. She’ll be shut down at every single fucking turn. What she doesn’t know is that they’re getting her ready for when she’s grown up because she’ll be so used to being stepped on she’ll just give up. Why respect women when you don’t even respect little girls?
And when she is burning up, when she mentions that her insides are volcanoes and her skin is too thin to contain them: she will be told she is hysterical, that she’s doing it for attention.
I don’t want him to watch as she shuts down, as she learns to live as a paradox, I don’t want him to see her rip herself to shreds in order to be perfect, I don’t want him to realize that there’s no way she’ll get help because she’s only doing what she’s told.