Thursday, July 24, 2014

To be white, or straight, or male, or middle class is to be simultaneously ubiquitious and invisible. You’re everywhere you look, you’re the standard against which everyone else is measured. You’re like water, like air. People will tell you they went to see a “woman doctor” or they will say they went to see “the doctor.” People will tell you they have a “gay colleague” or they’ll tell you about a colleague. A white person will be happy to tell you about a “Black friend,” but when that same person simply mentions a “friend,” everyone will assume the person is white. Any college course that doesn’t have the word “woman” or “gay” or “minority” in its title is a course about men, heterosexuals, and white people. But we call those courses “literature,” “history” or “political science.”

This invisibility is political.

Michael S. Kimmel, in the introduction to the book, “Privilege: A Reader” (via kalechips13)

(Source: thinkspeakstress)

kervinshope said: Are you a feminist? or , do you support these people?

princelesscomic:

makiruz:

princelesscomic:

weremerebear:

princelesscomic:

If, by “these people”, you mean feminists then I absolutely do.  I support the feminist mission of equal rights and equal treatment of men and women.  Absolutely.

Am I a feminist?  In so far as a man can be a feminist, I would say I am. However, I believe that when it comes to the feminist movement it is my job as an ally to women to support women who identify as feminists and do what a can to foster a society in which women are treated equally.  I do not believe it is my job to claim feminism of force my way into being a part of a women’s movement. 

In short, I support feminism and women in feminist movements but do not feel comfortable identifying myself as a feminist as I do not believe it is my job to decide what is and is not feminist - up to and including myself.  Does that make sense?

JESUS CHRIST THIS IS THE BEST RESPONSE 

You answer a question enough times…

I wouldn’t mind if you call yourself a Feminist, but I think it’s great that you consider the opinions of women first and foremost

I appreciate that and if YOU would like to call me a feminist that’s fine by me, but I frankly think the least feminist thing I can possibly do as a dude is start attempting to make it about me.

explore-blog:

Amelia Earhart, born on this day in 1897, on marriage – the bold, ahead-of-its-time letter she sent to her future husband the day before their wedding.

explore-blog:

Amelia Earhart, born on this day in 1897, on marriage – the bold, ahead-of-its-time letter she sent to her future husband the day before their wedding.

thefingerfuckingfemalefury:

beben-eleben:

Ptolemy Elrington likes to collect old hubcaps, and then he turns them into incredible works of art (via Life Buzz).

ROBOT ANIMALS :D

I need one. Probably the owl.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014
hit-it-and-quidditch:

allthingshyper:

ionosphere-negate:

le-claire-de-lune:

crowdog66:

smellslikegirlriot:

If you are reading this, thank this woman. Her name is Grace Hopper, and she is one of the most under appreciated computer scientists ever. You think Gates and Jobs were cool? THIS WOMAN WORKED ON COMPUTERS WHEN THEY TOOK UP ROOMS. She invented the first compiler, which is a program that translates a computer language like Java or C++ into machine code, called assembly, that can be read by a processor. Every single program you use, every OS and server, was made possible by her first compiler.

Spread the word! (Although I’ll bet there are still some dudebros out there who’ll claim she’s a “fake geek”…)

Favorite fact: She coined the term “debugging” when they had to remove an moth (an actual, living moth) that had gotten trapped in the Mark II computer at Harvard University in 1947. While referring to glitches as bugs existed before, she brought the term into popularity. 

She also got the trend of personal computers going with her suggestion to the DoD to use more smaller units rather than one big one.

Please explain to me why I never knew about her before?

you know why

hit-it-and-quidditch:

allthingshyper:

ionosphere-negate:

le-claire-de-lune:

crowdog66:

smellslikegirlriot:

If you are reading this, thank this woman. Her name is Grace Hopper, and she is one of the most under appreciated computer scientists ever. You think Gates and Jobs were cool? THIS WOMAN WORKED ON COMPUTERS WHEN THEY TOOK UP ROOMS. She invented the first compiler, which is a program that translates a computer language like Java or C++ into machine code, called assembly, that can be read by a processor. Every single program you use, every OS and server, was made possible by her first compiler.

Spread the word! (Although I’ll bet there are still some dudebros out there who’ll claim she’s a “fake geek”…)

Favorite fact: She coined the term “debugging” when they had to remove an moth (an actual, living moth) that had gotten trapped in the Mark II computer at Harvard University in 1947. While referring to glitches as bugs existed before, she brought the term into popularity. 

She also got the trend of personal computers going with her suggestion to the DoD to use more smaller units rather than one big one.

Please explain to me why I never knew about her before?

you know why

When I gain new followers

tamorapierce:

amusingmurff:

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He’s a silly man who talks very, very fast!  And you’re most welcome, shulkiesmash!

I mean I don’t really get new followers or anything but yeah what even

thevirginityslayer:

edwardspoonhands:

moeranda:

itseliberg33:

can she just get an award or something

I reblog this whenever it pops up on my dash.

So many directions she could have gone with this joke…out of infinite possibilities…she picked the best possible direction.

Best video in the world

(Source: aryanstark)

I should change my profile picture so I can embarrass myself more easily, but eh. Standard conversation with kotekhen and me.

I should change my profile picture so I can embarrass myself more easily, but eh. Standard conversation with kotekhen and me.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

(Source: ikickath)