Stumbling Over Chaos

Apr 23

“Being a critical fan means that you love a famous human being, knowing fully well they are flawed and can make mistakes due to their privilege-blindness or outright ignorance (whether knowingly or unknowingly practicing misogyny, transphobia, homophobia, ableism, racism, etc.). When they fuck up, it is your duty as a critical fan to make them better, call them out and educate them. Your job is not to create excuses and adamantly defend their mistakes because they are so fierce in your eyes.” — Janet Mock (via trans-ient)

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Apr 22

http://torigates.tumblr.com/post/83578208581/queenfleury-torigates-sidmalkin -

queenfleury:

torigates:

sidmalkin:

torigates:

toewscrosby:

hi can you pleEASE stop adding your comments to things of mine that you reblog????? then the version of my gifs with yOUR comments on them start getting spread around and it really, in my opinion, ruins the…

puckling:

toewscrosby:

hi can you pleEASE stop adding your comments to things of mine that you reblog????? then the version of my gifs with yOUR comments on them start getting spread around and it really, in my opinion, ruins the integrity of the gif/gifset no matter how cool your comment is. idk if you will see this but PLEASE stop doing it it’s really really really annoying

…No. 

The comments are frequently the best part and only distinguishing feature of the numerous gif sets crossing my dash each day.

Apr 21

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.

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This was beautiful

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andrewhudsonstuff:

Andrew’s Stuff

andrewhudsonstuff:

Andrew’s Stuff

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Apr 20

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Apr 19

bropunzeling:

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c: cherbourg - beirut

h: heartbreaking bravery - moonface

r: roslyn - st. vincent & bon iver

i: i will wait - mumford & sons

s: skyway - jeremy messersmith

Apr 18

mylittleblackhawk:

Penguins vs Blue Jackets. Fleurasus vs Bobrovskausus. i don’t have a joke here…. 

mylittleblackhawk:

Penguins vs Blue Jackets. Fleurasus vs Bobrovskausus. i don’t have a joke here…. 


yo big g where is ur hand goin’ x

yo big g where is ur hand goin’ x

(Source: toewscrosby, via bropunzeling)