One of our Favorites: Anatomy Professor Marian Diamond.
She is one of the world’s renowned experts in neuroanatomy (and even did research on Einstein’s brain).
She’s also a bit of a YouTube star — you can watch her popular course on general human anatomy.
Women Rock Science Gave a Talk at my School -
Yesterday Hadiza Mohammed from Women Rock Science gave a talk at my school. How women have been treated in scientific history is ridiculous. Some had their genders changed, others had male colleagues take credit for their work and far too many only got acknowledgement after they had died.
Flicking through my Physics textbook there is no mention of a single woman anywhere. The authors couldn’t include one woman who has contributed to Physics? There are so many, such as Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Rosalind Franklin, Helen Czerski and a simple Google search would bring up several others.
We are often told there are not enough women in STEM, but what is the point of having more when we are ignoring the ones that are already there.
Hello, its Hadiza here! I had soooo much fun talking at your school. You were all a brainy switched on bunch. If you want me to talk at your school tell your teachers and contact at email@example.com
I stick my head through the shower curtain and lick peoples bums while they aren’t looking.
They make this sound like a bad thing?
Einstein and his therapist
She has never been convicted of a crime but they want to move her to near isolation in an adult mens prison. This CANNOT happen. Here is a more in depth article: http://feministing.com/2014/04/14/how-the-connecticut-department-of-children-families-is-failing-a-trans-girl-of-color/
I put together an email for Commissioner Katz, so all you have to do is copy and paste it. Click here for the example email
Please reblog to raise awareness!
signal boost, please!
My favorite Psychic Pokemon by request.
Rayhaneh Jabbari is sentenced to hang for killing her rapist in self defense in Iran. She is now 26 years old and has been in Tehran’s dreaded Evin prison since 2007. The petition for her release can be found here: http://bit.ly/1h7EP4D
EVERYBODY SIGN THIS PETITION
It needs 100,000, and only has 8,000 as it stands.
SIGNAL BOOST THE FUCK OUT OF THIS GUYS
Y’ALL NEED TO REBLOG
MADNESS I TELL YOU
(Source: captain-majed, via eminilevasch)
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.
Happy Earth Day Everyone!