What can I say? I guess I have a juvenile sense of humor today. It’s not my fault they named ‘em that.
Before you laugh, you should know that the Great Tit is a savage killing machine with an unquenchable thirst for brains. That’s a cute Dik-Dik, huh? Can’t believe they make antelope even smaller than that. And when it comes to mating rituals, no one struts quite like a blue-footed booby.
There are three main parts to this issue
1. The misconception that boys are naturally better at math. This has been proven time and time again to be false. This mindset discourages girls from pursuing STEM related degrees. Simply telling girls that there is no difference in abilities can impact test scores. As does encouraging women to see math prowess not as an inherent trait, but as a skill that can be practiced and mastered.
2. The culture in college STEM fields is a deterrent to women. The stereotype that STEM majors are obsessive reclusive men, is false. Active recruiting of women, planned social meetings, and women to women mentoring programs solve some of this issue.
3. STEM careers are heavily male-dominated and not family friendly. Lack of insurance for post docs and lack of time off for maternal leave deters new trainees. Because of the lack of women in these fields there are less connections that new women can gain. Improving family leave, creating new networks for women, and changing the image of scientists can all help to change this trend.
YES. Yes yesyesyesyesyessssss. Required watching for anyone who gives a damn about the future of science.
This captures so many levels of the STEM gender bias issue, from elementary school to faculty hiring. There’s lots of problems to solve, and it takes more than just telling young girls that they can do it. They need real, involved mentorship and practical role models. Julia captures the important first step here:
"We have to actively challenge the stereotypes we’ve grown up with.”
omg dat gif…
From the Adventure Time RPG of my dreams
The new Adventure Time game coming out this fall likely won’t look like this (I imagine it takes a lot of money and time to offer sprites/animation this detailed nowadays), but I can dream, right?
Please make sure to see the original GIF over at AbyssWolf’s DeviantArt page, as I had to butcher the thing to get it to upload to Tumblr. Props to Paul Veer, also a super talented artist and animator, for sharing it on Twitter.
“ Because that’s the thing about Scooby-Doo: The bad guys in every episode aren’t monsters, they’re liars.
I can’t imagine how scandalized those critics who were relieved to have something that was mild enough to not excite their kids would’ve been if they’d stopped for a second and realized what was actually going on. The very first rule of Scooby-Doo, the single premise that sits at the heart of their adventures, is that the world is full of grown-ups who lie to kids, and that it’s up to those kids to figure out what those lies are and call them on it, even if there are other adults who believe those lies with every fiber of their being. And the way that you win isn’t through supernatural powers, or even through fighting. The way that you win is by doing the most dangerous thing that any person being lied to by someone in power can do: You think. ”
Abandoned Places Everywhere
From around the world, some of the most beautiful and enchanting abandoned locations:
- Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, US
- The Kerry Way Walking Path, Ireland
- Craco, Italy
- Blade Mill, France
- Czestochowa Train Depot, Poland
- North Brother Island, New York, US
- Bodiam Castle, East Sussex, England
- 19th Century Mill, Sorrento, Italy