magicbunni

Benedict Cumber(w)atch... among other stuffs.

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self love is a battle that i’m gonna win 

Well, okay, if you can’t manage that, then at least protect yourself. Respect and protect yourself like you would anyone innocent. Also, if you got hurt, you’d take care of yourself, right? Your feelings are the same. Take care to bandage them up and let them rest too.

01218:

self love is a battle that i’m gonna win 

Well, okay, if you can’t manage that, then at least protect yourself. Respect and protect yourself like you would anyone innocent. Also, if you got hurt, you’d take care of yourself, right? Your feelings are the same. Take care to bandage them up and let them rest too.

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I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

"What’s up with chicks and science?"

Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.

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ineffableboyfriends:

sometimes i see people link to videos of American Idol where certain performers wow the judges after skepticism on the judge’s part and the performers are amazing and I appreciate their talent but all I can really dwell on is how much of an asshole all the judges are in that shit show

I’m just amazed that people have the confidence to sing in front of crowds like that. I can hardly talk to people I don’t know when I first meet them in person, so I tend to be a bit stunned that people are comfortable singing on that show. <g>