This is the one post on Tumblr that I literally will not allow myself to scroll past. Sometimes I dont even wanna reblog it anymore because its on my blog so many times, but I still do
Underwater sculpture, in Grenada, in honor of our African ancestors thrown overboard.
I couldnt not reblog this, it’s so powerful to me.
oh my god.
This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success.
The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?”
In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.
This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.”
To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZ
Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images
Guys this is the coolest thing ever and this makes me proud to be an Indian lady and everyone needs to know about this RIGHT NOW
Save this to your phones or computer and post it on other websites like twitter too!
Why would you NOT reblog this?
This perfectly summarizes why I love the Simpsons and hate Family Guy.
I watched that episode with my family and I could just feel how uncomfortable everyone was. Honestly, it was a really jarring, unpleasant episode.
Homer is a terrible dad. So is Peter. But Homer’s saving grace has always been that he tries—he’s bad at it and he fucks it up a lot, but he loves his family and he wants to be better than he is.
One of my favorite Homer moments is in “Diatribe of a Mad Housewife.” Tl;dr Marge writes a steamy romance novel starring herself and Ned, and when Homer finds out, he chases down Ned and, rather than attack him, asks him to teach him how to be a better husband.
There’s some part of his stupid self that wants to do better.
I never got that impression with Peter. Instead, the family has gotten more and more abusive towards Meg. It’s really unsettling for me when I started realizing that’s what happens sometimes in abusive families. Abusers sometimes single out one child to abuse, and quite often the other family members take the abuser’s side. After all, it’s easier to side with an abuser than to run the risk of becoming the target yourself.
There’s never really a point where it seems like Peter cares at all that his shitty behavior impacts his family. It actually seems to have gotten worse over the years. He expects everyone to clean up his messes because that’s always what happens; there’s really no reason for him not to be shitty.
And it’s easy to see how Meg is affected. She doesn’t have much of a character, really, because so much her screen time is devoted to being abused. The bits of character development all seem to hinge on her being this sad, neglected person who’s trying her best but never really gets any help from anyone. Quite the opposite; there have been a lot of episodes where her family sabotages any attempts to be herself.
It can be easy to forget how awful this behavior is when the only context is the show itself (frankly, everyone on Family Guy is kind of terrible). Seeing it played against the Simpsons, who are a flawed and dysfunctional but ultimately loving family, was painful to watch.
What matters is that you are flowering
Do not picture your OTP having a kid and losing said kid in a ball pit.
Find someone who understands your silence.
Some of them look majestic in the sun.
Anonymous said: describe yourself in one word?
"The Queen of Rap, slaying with Queen Bey!"
I’M HAVING A HEART ATTACK AND A COUPLE OF LIGHT STROKES
Not the heroes we thought we needed but the heroes we really needed all along
I think it’s really important that I came to be proud of who i am.
And I don’t mean that I have some petty, stubborn, narrow-minded pride that limits perspective and causes some egotistic inability to admit defeat. No, I knew people who have that type of pride and it’s one of the most damaging and unprogressive traits I’ve encountered in a person.
I feel that I do have some level of modesty. I know I have so much ahead of me to learn, in fact I feel learning in and of itself is a constant process throughout life and even the greats will always have more to improve upon.
But by the same token, I’m proud that I got so far from where I was at the throes of a depressive episode. I was proud even before that, for constantly coping on my own with the various hardships and obstructions in my path. I was proud of myself because I only ever had myself. I fostered so much internal responsibility and independence within me, and I was driven by this need to rise above my destructive environment that I feel like being proud was such a natural instinct. Of course, with all of the hard work I was putting in to not just fucking survive, but to rise above and ensure a better life for the future, I was damn proud of that.
I have been called pretentious and condescending and I think it’s so fucking funny because the very individuals that said that are the most insecure and toxic people I’ve ever met in my life.
I think pride is a good thing. But as with most good things, in moderation. It’s important to keep progressing and to keep climbing to newer heights of improvement. I understand that a lot of my struggling in the past has impeded on certain abilities when I was going untreated for years and therefore, preventing me from reaching levels I could have gotten to earlier on. (Although, as aforementioned, I also understand that a lot of that struggling has instilled a lot of important traits within me as well. ) Pride has been essential in cultivating my will to keep going in the past. Modesty is important to recognize and accept for further success in the future.