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The best part about the Simpsons was it was written all by educated men that wanted to be comedians but saw things wrong with the world and wanted change.
Anonymous asked: Hey Shychemist. I've been following your blog for awhile and I want to bring up something that seems dated but nonetheless holds to be accurate today. I feel like the girls who consider themselves to be on the science side of tumblr to be horribly mistaken. It's statistically proven that women applicants struggle to get into stem doctorate programs, and rightfully so, they don't belong there. examples- atomic-o-licious, brainsx , adventuresinchemistry, i can't fit anymore but you get it
It doesn’t seem dated, your attitude is dated. This is the 21st century.
Women deserve to be in STEM programs just as much as men. I’d wager they deserve to succeed in the Sciences even more than men because of the sexism and misogyny they experience.
They struggle to get in because they’re the minority, and a lot of people who could admit them are sexist (regardless of gender) because of the society they grew up in. Its not through any intellectual weakness. These women are amazing and just as smart as the men in their fields.
You have no right to say these things to these amazing women, many of whom I consider to be friends.
Wow. That seems like really fucking wrong. And offensive.
And I would love to take some more time out of my day to be pissed about it.
It seems that I have a lot of fucking science to do.
So, uh, screw that.
If anybody needs me, me and my lady bits will be getting some fucking science done.
I’m oddly excited to have been name checked by this shitty anon. Because it means that the very fact that I got into an Ivy League, top 15 science PhD program (where I fucking belong) is a giant fuck you to shitty anon. Also, shitty anons make Lewis sad. Because Lewis is a feminists science hippo.
Best way for me to deal with shitty nonnies who think women can’t do science? DO MORE SCIENCE!!!! MWAHAHAHA
Crap, I’m a woman biologist. I’d go get another career but I have a groundbreaking thesis on rapid evolution of reproductive isolation between seed beetle populations to finish.
I’m not a well-known tumblr scientist…but I am a scientist all the same. And while I could probably obtain a more gender-appropriate occupation… I’m pretty content with the fact I’m an atmospheric chemist Additionally, I am also one of the few women who have managed to be selected to intern at NASA’s airborne research program.
Do I not deserve a place in the STEM fields, anon?
Hey ladies! Mind if some physicists join in?
At the CERN visiting the CMS part of the LHC where were were working for 8 months on both computational and experimental work:
Presenting our research at a conference on Physics of Living Systems:
And visiting the Wind Tunnel experiment after presenting our research at Max Planck Institute at a Advances in Cardiac Dynamics Workshop
Yo, I haven’t posted for a while, but I’m doing a PhD in isotope geochemistry and this made me mad enough to come out of the Pb isotope lab and take this ‘selfie’ to make damn sure no-one thinks that girls can’t do science. I do what I do because I love it, and you know what? I kick ass at it. So jog on hateful anon, we’ve got science to do.
I’m a woman and I do math. I agree with anon, though, that I don’t really belong in a doctorate program: I already have my PhD.
I don’t do selfies, so here’s a photo of what my desk looked like Friday:
You’ll notice that there’s no effing way to tell from my desk that I’m actually a woman, because all that’s there is math (and tea). Because math doesn’t care what your gender is; it works the same way for everyone.
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So, I haven’t been on much or responding to a lot because of work but things should hopefully be slowing down a bit soon… anyway, since you guys are awesome, I’m gonna do another promo (I think I did like one… ever) when I get to 45,000ish followers.
There aren’t really rules… except reblogging this and having a non-triggering blog. I’ll probably make up a list of as many people as I can :)
yo i cannot stress this enough. do not waste your time on people who dont think youre interesting. do not waste your time on people that arent going to make attempts to get to know you, to talk to you, to spend time with you, to make you feel like you are important to…
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I think we’re all thinking of the same thing but don’t dare speak its name for fear of summoning it.
We don’t talk about it
okay that was a kick-ass pun reference
Sometimes I think we don’t give enough credit to the act of killing off our old dreams.
This isn’t letting go of dreams as a manner of giving up—this is relinquishing the hold that toxic thoughts have on us.
This is a sweet death.
This is walking through all the campuses…