I dunno why but i find this extremely funny
#but while you’re here look at those drawings behind amy #that’s amy trying to hold on #not just onto the concept of the doctor and all the things she’s seen #but to hold onto everything the way things looked the way things felt the way things defied the laws of her own imagination #you will never take her stories away from her #in the end that’s all she had and it had to be enough #amy pond is a storyteller bye #all those visions spilling out onto pages and pages and keeping them up so as not to forget a single detail #when her life kept getting snatched away from her when she had no choice but to go with the flow to wake up in another universe to have her #heart used as a weapon against her #the only thing to hold on to retain her sanity to retain her sense of self #she must clutch her stories and bring them back to life by herself #the way amy copes in every timeline is through stories #(lmao it’s how she copes in manhattan) (don’t even breathe in my direction) #good fucking bye
This piece on the guardian has catalogued some great comebacks to sexist comments/ everyday sexism. The comeback were posted in tweets at the request of @EverydaySexism on twitter. Here’s one of them:
@EverydaySexism Guy on train after I asked him to move his bag off seat: “Why don’t you grab my cock?” Me: “I didn’t bring any tweezers.”
— Rebecca J.F. (@DemonicDragon) December 5, 2013
I wish I could think of snarky comebacks on my feet like that. Especially when it comes to street harassment. I almost always get too flustered/upset to make a coherent response.
"Although these supposed advocates of women’s equality may be well intentioned, it frustrates me to see them wholeheartedly buying into the sexist way our society assigns value to different professions. In our society, fields that have been traditionally occupied by men (including engineering) are seen as much more prestigious and worthy of financial compensation than those traditionally occupied by women (such as child care and social planning). It strikes me as highly suspect that only those performing “men’s work” are taken seriously, and it aggravates me to see this paradigm so rarely questioned. As a working industrial engineer, I benefit from this system. I’m well paid. Nobody belittles my career choice or makes negative assumptions about me because of it. Strangers knowing nothing more about me than my my job title say things like, “Wow, you must be really smart.” But what if I had taken my love of science and used it to inspire kids as an elementary school teacher? What if I took my organizational skills and became an office administrator or a secretary? What if several years from now I jump ship to become a stay at home mom? Why should I be afforded less respect?"
— It is my hypothesis that if the current cultural push to include more women in STEM fields is successful, in the next twenty years we will see a gradual but dramatic tapering of salaries, as well as the general cultural cachet of sciences and engineering.
…my immediate reaction to that last comment was “But…we STEM grads have valuable skills! And are really…uh…crap.” Hellooo internalised sexism.
"While funneling more women into STEM fields may produce marginal gains, it actually leaves the underlying issue — male privilege — largely untouched."
"If you’re struggling, you deserve to make self-care a priority. Whether that means lying in bed all day, eating comfort food, putting off homework, crying, sleeping, rescheduling plans, finding an escape through a good book, watching your favorite tv show, or doing nothing at all — give yourself permission to put your healing first. Quiet the voice telling you to do more and be more, and today, whatever you do, let it be enough. Feel your feelings, breathe, and be gentle with yourself. Acknowledge that you’re doing the best you can to cope and survive. And trust that during this time of struggle, it’s enough."
Daniell Koepke (via moonbrains)
BMO stares death in the face
I CAN NEVER GET OVER HOW FUCKING METAL THIS IS
IF YOU COULD TATTOO GIFS, I WOULD TATTOO THIS ENTIRELY ON MY BACK
HOW is this even remotely metal????
one sec guys, i need to rip my vital organs out of my back and die for a second. cross your fingers i just happen to land on my replacement organs and keep on living
"A family on a healthy diet can expect to pay $2,000 more a year for food than one having less nutritious meals, say researchers who recommend that the cost gap be closed. The research in Thursday’s issue of British Medical Journal Open reviewed 27 studies from 10 high-income countries to evaluate the price differences of foods and diet patterns."
Let the record reflect the conclusive result of empirical research spanning 27 studies from 10 countries: healthy eating is fucking expensive and people who deny this reality are annoying and full of shit.
And then you need to add in that healthy food needs more refrigeration and more equipment for preparation.