This 1911 photo of Marie Curie in a roomful of dudes (including Max Planck, Henri Poincaré, Ernest Rutherford, and young Albert Einstein, lurking in the background, second from right) bespeaks so much both about the gendered state of science and about the enormity of cultural bias Curie overcame to become the “Martyr of Science,” the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only person to date to win a Nobel in two different sciences.
Also see Curie on science and wonder.
"The judgment to those touching my stomach!"
I feel the same way.
On the field • Texas Longhorns • jumped a few fences for this shot lol thanks @joahspearman @localeur • #vscocam #atx
"People want to believe gender is something that’s essential, and people repeat these essentialist ideas all the time. “Oh, women do that” and “Oh, men do that” and the reality is that all women don’t anything. We as individuals do what we do, you know, and sometimes that’s informed by gender and sometimes it’s just who we are. And I think all that just makes people really, really uncomfortable because they don’t want to think about who they are."
Laverne Cox (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
"There is a time for reciting poems and a time for fists."
Roberto Bolaño, The Savage Detectives (via mustangblood)
"You will never be completely at home again, because part of your heart always will be elsewhere. That is the price you pay for the richness of loving and knowing people in more than one place."
Miriam Adeney (via vacilandoelmundo)