My life is about as organized as the $5 DVD bin at Walmart
Do you ever think of the very real possibility that not all your friends will die of old age
Cordelia Fine, Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference (via cockchomp)
THIS IS REALLY FUCKING IMPORTANT AND INCREDIBLE
Oh hey, just in case you think academia is a haven of progressivism and open-mindedness. Women also have a much harder time obtaining tenure if they are trying to raise a family, while men who have children are more likely to be awarded it.
When I was in graduate school, I attended a “Junior Women Scholars and the Profession’-type mini conference, at which one of the senior scholars told us that, if we wanted to have kids, it was better to do it while we were finishing our degrees. Because then you could prove you were able to handle a baby + research and it would be better to take a semester off as a grad student than a semester off as junior faculty.
All of this is despite the fact that, in the US, hiring committees are not legally allowed to take into account your family status. They aren’t even allowed to ask if you’re married, if you have kids, or what your plans are for kids in the future. It usually comes up somewhat awkwardly during campus visits, where they have to disclose benefits and how the tenure process works.
Like most of the rest of the US, universities and colleges tend to lag woefully behind the rest of the world in offering women choices other than “rock” or “hard place,” and also do not accord men time off for paternity leave, thus ensuring that academic women have to shoulder the weight of those choices. So yay, institutionalized sexism!
When people tell me I’m doing too much at uni, they should really know shit like this.
If anyone is wondering why I’m getting the fuck out of academia in a year, this is why.
Hello. I love Toph Bei Fong sp much and maybe its last photos with she =) Thanks to all my fans,i love you!
BEST TOPH BEI FONG COSPLAY GOES TO THIS AMAZING LADY WOWIEWOEWOWW
okay wow headcanon toph yes perfect
I bet Celine Dion has a special version of Titanic without a soundtrack for parties and when dramatic parts happen she’s like “yo I got this” and a spotlight turns on above her couch and fog pours out from behind the television and she sings My Heart Will Go On and her friends are like “goddamn it Celine not again”
me: *writes background of story*
me: *does character development sheets*
me: *makes characters on various online dressup games*
me: *never actually writes*
Do I Have To Get Up To Accomplish That: a telenovela by me
Do I Really Need To Pee or Can It Wait Till Morning: a 3 am Dilemma
Wait Why Are You Talking To Me Before Coffee Has Entered My Hands: a dinner theater mystery
No I Can’t Hand You That Thing That’s Right Next To You: a public service announcement
I Got Up To Get Myself Something, Do The Thing Yourself, I Am Not Your Robot Butler: A SYFY Original movie
Yes, This Is The Last Porkchop…But I Guess You Can Have It: confessions of a weakling
Why Are You Yelling When You Didn’t Give Me a Time Frame For When you Wanted Me To Do the Thing: A political documentary
Why Are You Shouting At Me To Do What I Was Going To Do Anyway But Am Now Not Doing Under Any Circumstances: a cautionary tale
It Is Not A Mess If I Know Where Everything Is: Based on a true story
‘Knock Before Entering’ Is Not An Open Invitation: a Bildungsroman or a song by Joan Jett
I Didn’t Threaten You, I Just Promised To End You If You Said Another Mean Thing About My Fictional Wife: a night of laughs
I think a lot of people on tumblr need to see this.
proof that online dictionaries arent reputable sources
THIS IS SERIOUSLY A SALAD DRESSING COMMERCIAL
WHAT ARE YOU REALLY TRYING TO SELL
Oh man I love salad!
can he be includedHE DOESN’T EVEN HAVE ON PANTS
FINALLY a commercial that sexualizes MEN for a change!
Now we know why she is so happy
Reblogging for Angel’s benefit as well as my own.
this is legit advertising
Oh my god if you’re going to judge someone’s cosplay you better learn your fucking shit because this is Duela Dent you goddamn assholes.
Perpetually laughing over the fact that “real gamer/comic book nerd” males keep insulting women for cosplaying things they’ve never even heard of
who’s the “fake geek” now, fuckers?
SERIOUSLY THIS IS BEAUTIFUL AND ARTISTIC
reblog if the kids bop version of thrift shop saved your life
If you say that you’ve never had a crush on an animated character
Gryffindor. Hufflepuff. Ravenclaw. Slytherin. Long ago, the four houses lived together in harmony. Then everything changed when Salazar Slytherin lost his shit.