Rants, raves, and miscellaneous junk.

jizzkin:

straight people on tv show: *literally have sex*

*silence*

gay people on tv show: *exist*

ok.. :\ but… ok like im not homophobic… :\ im ok with gay people but why do you have to shove it in my face… :\

docmario:

"whos fucking child is this"

chokelate:

lilietsblog:

OH GOD I WAS AFRAID TO LIGHT UP THE GAS OVEN UNTIL I WAS LIKE 14

I was afraid that earth would be swallowed up by a black hole, or that the sun would die in my lifetime. Even though I knew that it wouldn’t be, I was still worried about that. And not just the whole world, I was worried that the whole universe would be sucked into a black hole, because why not?

Also I was afraid to eat snacks because I was convinced I would get a heart attack because I once saw this bit on children’s television what happens to your heart on a high fat diet.

Or I was afraid to play outside because there might be a used syringe somewhere (this thought came from my mom, which actually made sense because we lived in a squat with 300 people, with most of them junkies).

Eating candies also equaled instant caries for my little kiddie brain.
And falling meant a certain death.

This guy is so right, omg.

(Source: eros-turannos)

marbleousmego:

igohardinovertime:

blacktionbronson:

mrkittykatface:

luduslad:

wishingonalightningbolt:

Same reason professional football players are paid more than scientists or professors. Same reason a tenured professor at a university is paid less than that university’s football coach.

Because the US values athleticism over academia. And it sucks.

Nope, it’s called being paid for the monetary value you bring. If you make 1 million dollars but help bring in 10 million you are a great value.

But honestly what are they bringing to society? Nothing. Just because you make the money doesn’t mean you’re an asset.

Have you ever been to america?

that tweet is so stupid 

Actually, it’s a legit problem that these kids are being admitted into college. Sure they bring money, but they are not equipped to handle college. And look, I was an NCAA D1 athlete. I’m a huge football fan. I see the cash these kids bring into the school. But it’s a huge issue.

Look at this CNN article from earlier this year.

Some highlights:

A CNN investigation found public universities across the country where many students in the basketball and football programs could read only up to an eighth-grade level….

As a graduate student at UNC-Greensboro, Willingham researched the reading levels of 183 UNC-Chapel Hill athletes who played football or basketball from 2004 to 2012. She found that 60% read between fourth- and eighth-grade levels. Between 8% and 10% read below a third-grade level….

The issue was highlighted at UNC two years ago with the exposure of a scandal where students, many of them athletes, were given grades for classes they didn’t attend, and where they did nothing more than turn in a single paper….

According to those academic experts, the threshold for being college-literate is a score of 400 on the SAT critical reading or writing test. On the ACT, that threshold is 16. Many student-athletes scored in the 200s and 300s on the SAT critical reading test — a threshold that experts told us was an elementary reading level and too low for college classes. The lowest score possible on that part of the SAT is 200, and the national average is 500….

I recommend you read the entire article. But it IS a problem. You can look at it from a money making perspective, sure. But don’t ignore the fact that a lot of these student-athletes are not even close to being prepared for college. They have the athlete part down, but not the student. While I was being recruited and watched peers be recruited, coaches often would sign just enough kids with high scores to average out the very talented, but lower-score athletes. Recruits in the middle— those who didn’t have superior grades or skill— were often overlooked or told to come back when their grades were better.

Sports fans, I’m sorry, I’m with you. But this is a big issue when illiterate students are taking the spot of well-educated students simply because they can make money for the university. And don’t get me started on how dangerous football is, and how most of the athletes won’t have more than used-up scholarship money to help with their medical expenses down the line.

(Source: obamaflakes)

iwriteaboutfeminism:

Police pick people out of the crowd, then rush forward. Frightening. 

September 28th

jumpingjacktrash:

notyourexrotic:

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

- A Mighty Girl

i love the photo, and congrats to these scientists, but wtf is with that commentary?

you don’t support women by erasing women, dude. “women are rarely seen” — uh, no. women are EVERYWHERE in space science. watch a documentary, they’re weighing black holes and mapping titan. look up the celebration photos from curiosity’s landing, count the happy, proud women who put that little robot on mars.

you will have to look at their faces, because they’re wearing the same clothes as the men. maybe that’s why you missed them.

nationalaquarium:

Animal of the Week - Cool Crustaceans

Did you know? There are close to 70,000 known species of crustacean found throughout the world! Fossilized records of crustaceans can be dated back approximately 550 million years, making them some of the oldest animals to inhabit our planet. 

Click here to meet some of our coolest crustacean residents!

reflectingblue:

raakellars:

bansheeandahunter:

False rape accusations are an anomaly.

True rape accusations are a norm.

You’re, quite literally, more likely to be killed by a comet than falsely accused of rape.

Re-blog now, read later.

"Because 1 in 33 men will be raped in his lifetime, men are 82,000x more likely to be raped than falsely accused of rape. It seems many of us would do well to pay more attention to how rape culture affects us all than be paranoid about false accusers.”

monolidmaneater:

coffeeandcockatiels:

Kiki’s Delivery Service Trailer

ALREADY IN TEARS

I AM SO EXCITE

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(Source: itsthedrama)

diasporadash:

"I am not a descendant of slaves. I am descended from human beings who were ENslaved."

Asi es.

via Escuela del Mundo al Derecho

spinningyarns:

pleatedjeans:

21 Proud Animal Parents

I don’t know if you really understand how I love baby camels!

belleandwhistle:

breyanarae:

elegantlytasteless:

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.

(Source: elegantly-tasteless)

jumpingjacktrash:

scienceetfiction:

mothernaturenetwork:

Black holes cannot actually exist, according to mathematical proof
The scientific world is left reeling after a researcher offers breakthrough mathematical proof.

According to her calculations, when a star collapses under its own gravity, it produces the Hawking radiation that scientists have observed. But, she argues, as the star gives off this radiation it also sheds mass. So much mass is shed, in fact, that the star loses density, and the formation of a black hole is prevented. Stars do not meet their death by collapsing into black holes, according to the proof. Rather, they swell one last time and then explode.”  

I recommend this other article (a little less sensationalist), written by an astrophycisist, about the Laura Mersini-Houghton paper : 

"This is interesting theoretical work, and it raises questions about the formation of stellar-mass black holes. But it doesn’t prove that stellar-mass black holes don’t exist, nor does it say anything about intermediate mass or supermassive black holes, which would form by processes other than stellar collapse. And of course the work depends upon Hawking’s take on firewalls to be correct, which hasn’t been proven. To say that this work proves black holes don’t exist is disingenuous at best" .

wow, the top link is some REALLY misleading reporting!

come on, it’s not that hard to write an attention-grabbing headline that’s at least got something to do with reality. how about “hawking’s black hole theories under fire”?

idk like… firewall? under fire? get it? yeah ok but someone who gets paid to write that stuff could do better.

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