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Postdoctoral researcher in aeronautical engineering. Sometimes, I think about other things too.

cetaceas:

*hears child crying* *takes birth control*

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"

In some sense, I
must have been
born of the sky.

I have never hated
a star, no matter
how dim its light.

I think, sometimes,
I forget that I, too,
am a miraculous

body of matter
caught in space.
I am a smaller

kind of dying
light.

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-there’s some comfort in the vastness, Emma Bleker (via stolenwine)
"You may not agree with a woman, but to criticize her appearance — as opposed to her ideas or actions — isn’t doing anyone any favors, least of all you. Insulting a woman’s looks when they have nothing to do with the issue at hand implies a lack of comprehension on your part, an inability to engage in high-level thinking. You may think she’s ugly, but everyone else thinks you’re an idiot."
-Hillary Clinton   (via idioticteen)

(Source: ceedling, via girlengineer)

nevver:

Design Crush
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autostraddle:
via Lesbian Badass Megan Smith Named Obama’s Chief Technology Officer, Rejoice!
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mathani:
After blog by Jon McLone.

mathani:

After blog by Jon McLone.

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"Happiness must come from within in order to respond to that which comes from without, just as there must be a musical ear and temperament to enjoy music."
-Ella Wheeler Wilcox, The Heart of the New Thought (via bookmania)
bennycreampuff:
They wouldn’t say “Father of two meets world leaders today”
They’d say “President Obama meets world leaders today”.
They wouldn’t say “Father of three founds one of the most successful modern computer businesses.”
They’d say “Bill Gates founds one of the most successful modern computer businesses.”
Get your shit right and use women’s names, not the number of kids they have.

bennycreampuff:

They wouldn’t say “Father of two meets world leaders today”

They’d say “President Obama meets world leaders today”.

They wouldn’t say “Father of three founds one of the most successful modern computer businesses.”

They’d say “Bill Gates founds one of the most successful modern computer businesses.”

Get your shit right and use women’s names, not the number of kids they have.

(Source: brooklynmutt, via scienceofsarcasm)

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(Source: suparlak, via sagansense)

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Those who claim that sex is determined by chromosomes must not realize that sex is assigned at birth not by chromosomes, not even by gonads, but by genitals. In fact, the vast majority of us never learn what our sex chromosomes are. Sex isn’t something we’re actually born with, it’s something that doctors or our parents assign us at birth. So if sex is determined by genitals, they must be clearly binary and unchangeable, right? Wrong. Genitals can be ambiguous at birth and many trans people get gender confirmation surgery to change them. Neither chromosomes nor genitals are binary in the way that “biological sex” defenders claim they are, and the vast majority of measures by which we judge sex are very much changeable.

While it is true that gender and sex are different things, and that gender is indeed a social construct, sex isn’t the Ultimate Biological Reality that transphobes make it out to be. There’s nothing intrinsically male about XY chromosomes, testosterone, body hair, muscle mass or penises. If an alien civilization found earth, they wouldn’t look at a person with a penis and say “Oh, that must be a male, sex based on genitalia is the One Universal Constant.” Sex, like gender, is indeed socially constructed and can be changed.

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-It’s Time For People to Stop Using the Social Construct of “Biological Sex” to Defend Their Transmisogyny | Mey Rude for Autostraddle (via gaywrites)

I’d really like to find out what my sex chromosomes are, see if they’re actually XX

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