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From Raised by Wolves
San Francisco, 1989
Jim Goldberg

k-a-t-i-e-:

From Raised by Wolves

San Francisco, 1989

Jim Goldberg

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"Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know."

Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.

Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.

Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.

Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”

Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).

Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.

Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.

Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.

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Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”’

DUDE.

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congalineofdurin:

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fairyworldfantasy:

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I have a mighty need for that red and gold corset!

oh the enemies I would slay while wearing the pink one…

I have reblogged this at least three times already but I’m doing it again because LIFE GOALS

I WANT THESE YES PLEASE THANK YOU

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dreamsinmonochrome:

Byungmun Seo London college of Fashion Photo Min Gyu Kim

Ug. Yum.

dreamsinmonochrome:

Byungmun Seo London college of Fashion Photo Min Gyu Kim

Ug. Yum.

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3drunkencelts:

1991 Glen Rothes

3drunkencelts:

1991 Glen Rothes

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My M.O. lately: Busy making the awesome and the lovely, but prickly so don’t get too close.

My M.O. lately: Busy making the awesome and the lovely, but prickly so don’t get too close.

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[FICTION] Wishing for a Squirrel

[FICTION] Wishing for a Squirrel

*FICTION*

Wishing for a Squirrel

I was reviewing proposals for final papers. Although in reality I was staring at the tree outside my window praying that a squirrel that had been playing on it last week would come back and distract me again. I guess I was already distracted. Michelle wafted in, clear voice a half step ahead of her long skirt.

“Just look at what they’ve done, Andrea! Can you…

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thefallingtower:

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blackmagicalgirlmisandry:

feminist-fairy:

This is what Bill Maher’s tweeting on the attack in Gaza. I think I’m going to be sick… I can’t. make this go viral. please.

can somebody please drop kick this motherfucker

???????????

what the fuck is wrong with this guy?

People keep telling him he’s funny instead of an annoying jerk.

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"I am a survivor of the Jewish Holocaust, the Nazis’ mass murder of Europe’s Jews. The tragic experience of my family and community under Hitler makes me alert to the suffering of other peoples denied their human rights today — including the Palestinians…. For me, the Israeli government’s actions toward the Palestinians awaken horrific memories of my family’s experiences under Hitlerism: the inhuman walls, the checkpoints, the daily humiliations, killings, diseases, the systematic deprivation. There’s no escaping the fact that Israel has occupied the entire country of Palestine, and taken most of the land, while the Palestinians have been expelled, walled off, and deprived of human rights and human dignity."

— Suzanne Weiss (via socialismartnature)

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Pichi and Avo paint multifaceted mural 

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