23 7 / 2014

gohoneycocolove:

What Really Happened in the Congo: Belgium’s ‘Heart of Darkness’

Leopold famously said when he was forced to hand over the Congo Free State to the Belgian nation: “I will give them my Congo but they have no right to know what I have done there,” and proceeded to burn archives.

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/belgium-confronts-its-heart-of-darkness-6151923.html

Did y’all know about this?

(via karly-warly)

23 7 / 2014

22 7 / 2014

thescienceofreality:

#YesAllWomen tweets reveal persistent sexism in science By Fiona MacDonald via ScienceAlert. | Image Credit: First three images via ScienceAlert via Twitter, fourth image via Twitter.

Reading through the tweets on the #yesallwomen hashtag is heartbreaking, illuminating and frustrating all at the same time. 

And if you’re a woman, you’ll be nodding along to nine out of 10 of them.

The hashtag started after it was revealed that 22-year-old Elliot Rodger, lead suspect in the Isla Vista shooting, had shared extremely disturbing and misogynistic views in a video posted shortly before the attack.

Instead of flooding the internet with Rodger-specific fury, Twitter took the discussion to the next level and remind the world that sexism is still very much present across society, and #YesAllWomen experience it.

Among those tweets were many honest and confronting admissions of sexism from female scientists, students and communicators.

This isn’t the first time the issue of misogyny in science has been brought up, but it’s always sad and shocking to see certain opinions persist when females have come such a long way in the field.

As ScienceAlert is staffed almost entirely by women, we though we’d add a few of our own:

Because only 44 out of 835 Nobel Prize laureates are women.

Because senior scientists would still rather hire males, and pay them more.

Because people are still shocked when we tell them ScienceAlert is run by women.

Because that last tweet I screenshotted, via Hannah Hart, really hits home for myself and so many women I’ve talked to over the last few days [much less ever] when it comes to pointing out sexism in general, especially within the STEM world. 

(via darkthoughtsbrightdays)

22 7 / 2014

22 7 / 2014

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21 7 / 2014

toopaletofunction:

staythatswhatimeanttosay:

One nation, under Canada, above Mexico.

with liberty and justice for some 

(via sailorscoutsuniteee)

20 7 / 2014

whitetears365:

"We’re all one race."

whitetears365:

"We’re all one race."

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20 7 / 2014

generationfree:

lakilester:

No one get’s lynched for exfoliating is the greatest come back I’ve ever witnessed.

THANK YOU SAMANTHA WOJSZNIS.

generationfree:

lakilester:

No one get’s lynched for exfoliating is the greatest come back I’ve ever witnessed.

THANK YOU SAMANTHA WOJSZNIS.

(via hashtagfishswag)

20 7 / 2014

tapdancers:

concentrateddabs:

sweetaandlow:

From the look on her face, some pretty dissatisfying sex

That looks like 6 minutes of under the covers missionary disappointment

i cant stop laughing at this whole thing

tapdancers:

concentrateddabs:

sweetaandlow:

From the look on her face, some pretty dissatisfying sex

That looks like 6 minutes of under the covers missionary disappointment

i cant stop laughing at this whole thing

(Source: ejacurlate, via pishtacos)

20 7 / 2014

lorca-the-great:

After not winning anything at the cosplay pagent at GaymerX2 (bullshit) I undertook the task of putting my Garrett cosplay on my mannequin.

So HERE have some epic detail shots!

(via pad0may)