Self Rescuing Princess Society

No damsels in distress here.

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8dalila8:

Annie Jump Cannon (December 11, 1863 - April 13, 1941) was an American astronomer whose cataloging work was instrumental in the development of contemporary stellar classification. With Edward C. Pickering, she is credited with the creation of the Harvard Classification Scheme, which was the first serious attempt to organize and classify stars based on their temperatures.

8dalila8:

Annie Jump Cannon (December 11, 1863 - April 13, 1941) was an American astronomer whose cataloging work was instrumental in the development of contemporary stellar classification. With Edward C. Pickering, she is credited with the creation of the Harvard Classification Scheme, which was the first serious attempt to organize and classify stars based on their temperatures.

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8dalila8:

Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin (May 10, 1900 – December 7, 1979) was a British-American astronomer and astrophysicist who, in 1925, proposed in her Ph.D. thesis an explanation for the composition of stars in terms of the relative abundances of hydrogen and helium.

8dalila8:

Cecilia Helena Payne-Gaposchkin (May 10, 1900 – December 7, 1979) was a British-American astronomer and astrophysicist who, in 1925, proposed in her Ph.D. thesis an explanation for the composition of stars in terms of the relative abundances of hydrogen and helium.

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erintheapple:

I’m sitting drinking tea with my senile grandma and she says this to me: “Don’t be afraid to drop out of engineering if it gets too hard, you’re probably going to struggle.”

Thanks for the vote of confidence grandma, I’ve only made it through two years worth of it. So naturally I try to defend my abilities…

"Grandma, my lowest grade so far was a B+ and that was only once."

So she goes, “Yeah, but it’s going to get harder. So don’t be ashamed if you need to drop out. But try to find some nice boys to help you with homework if it gets bad first.”

………thanks for the public service announcement grandma. You can go back to your senile patriarchal bubble now.

Poor granny. She’s just sharing what she was told (and believed).

It is going to get harder. But that’s totally expected. And you’re kickass, so you’ll handle it just fine. And seriously, once you’re out of school… the world is yours! There is such a drought of engineers already, and with firms trying to hire more diverse candidates, you’ll have your pick of the litter.

You keep on rocking. Prove granny wrong. :)

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rockradiosexism:

If your idea of a “female-friendly rock station” is a rock station that removes the heavier songs from bands like Disturbed, Five Finger Death Punch, and Pantera from their playlist… and replaces them with softer rock… then you’ve got the wrong concept of what feminism is.

~ Serafina

Ha ha ha ha ha. No.

So very many awesome and kickass women rockers.

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teamsabertoothmooselioncub:

How does one dress up as the patriarchy because I want to be something scary for Halloween this year

LOL. I’m not even sure where to start. SOOOOO many options.

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tris-emma-cosima-daenerys:

Apparently when my Dad went to ask my Grandpa if he could propose to my mom, my Grandpa said “Well first of all, she’s not mine to give away. Her hand is hers. Never forget that.” That is why my grandpa is my favorite person.

Nice!

This is pretty much what my dad would say as well. When my sister got married, she was walked down the aisle by both our dad and mom.

And this is why that song “Rude” by MAGIC! pisses me off. Well, that and because the damn tune is so catchy and I find myself humming it even though the lyrics are garbage.

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Gritty memoir from the author of 'Little House on the Prairie' to hit shelves this fall

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Where Women Fill More Than 50 Percent of Government Seats

We always talk about the fact that in order to really change attitudes and behavior towards women and to correct gender inequity in Congo, there need to be women leaders. It seems like a pretty obvious statement, but as we know, this is far from an obvious truth in many countries around the world (including ours).

Today, I learned that for all of the challenges facing democracy and governance in Rwanda, it is at the same time a hopeful example of women’s access to leadership. Currently, Rwandan women hold over 50 percent of the positions in government. There are few jobs or professions in which a woman cannot be found.

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