Fifty years ago, Jerry Gretzinger began to draw a map. He’s still drawing it, having let it grow in the intervening decades to an astounding 2,600 panels covering 2,000 square feet. Current population of the map: 16,304,885 in 27 parishes and 416 cities.
Gretzinger talks about his work in an excellent short documentary. Source.
‘Cooking with Ease’ - 1950s housewife in the kitchen
My mom has this griddle. I still use it to make grilled cheese sandwiches and pancakes.
I went to the eye doctor today and she checked for scratches on my cornea by dying my eye yellow. They were all good so I biked to school.
Then, I blew my nose and my snot was NEON YELLOW!
I felt like an Xmen or something else with superpowers.
9 Cats Taking Selfies
I love cats.
You know, the one that gives housewives/full-time mothers a pension— wages for housework?
It’s ONLY A HUGE VICTORY FOR FEMINISM, SOCIALISM, AND WOMEN OF COLOR. Not a big deal or anything. Tumblr is mysteriously silent about this.
#mutants are a metaphor
When white liberal feminists label Beyoncé as anti-feminist, they are simply perpetuating the same racist partiarchy they’re supposed to be combating.
Beyoncé is at the center of her own media empire, no small feat for a woman of color in a racist, patriarchal society. Equally important, she embodies empowered sexuality. When she dances, the passion and commitment exudes in her every step. Her body is her own; she owns it and uses it as she sees fit. When she wears a unitard or “skimpy” outfit, something many dancers wear, mind you, she is showing off her impeccable body, her temple, her source of strength, and all that it can do. She is forcing those of us who are clinging to our puritanical notions of propriety to sit down, shut up, and watch raw, unbridled talent and skill. And yes, she is a feminist while doing it.
When white women get to decide who is “feminist enough,” particularly around women of color, they are perpetuating racism. They are policing the boundaries of who is acceptable and who isn’t. This is nothing more than a tool of racist patriarchy wrapped in feminist rhetoric. Yes, racist. It is decidedly racist the way white mainstream feminist organizations police women of color’s feminist credentials, the way white liberal feminists reduce Beyoncé to a gyrating slut with a potty mouth.
If white feminists want to be seen as inclusive, as truly revolutionary, as working to end alloppressive power systems, they must stop perpetuating those oppressions themselves. Exclusionary boundaries of who is an acceptable feminist and who isn’t does nothing for feminism except perpetuate racism, heterosexism, cissexism, classism, and other forms of bigotry and oppression. The incessant questioning of Beyoncé’s character and choices is simply a reflection of the latent bigotry that exists in feminist spaces.
Until white feminists stop policing women of color’s feminist credentials, they are doomed to repeat the same racist patriarchy we are supposed to be combating.
love this! recommend reading the whole thing at the source.
why does this have so many notes though.
Because its fucking awesome.
It’s true, tho. LMFAO
if any more new albums come out this year I might die.
for now, I’m ecstatic!
This about sums up how I feel about the Merida changes.
I wasn’t aware of these changes and now that I am, I am extremely disappointed in Disney.
And props to the woman who did this video.
I actually cried. Bless this woman.
Earth’s Iron Core is Shockingly Weak
The massive ball of iron sitting at the center of Earth is not quite as “rock-solid” as has been thought, say two Stanford mineral physicists. By conducting experiments that simulate the immense pressures deep in the planet’s interior, the researchers determined that iron in Earth’s inner core is only about 40 percent as strong as previous studies estimated.
This is the first time scientists have been able to experimentally measure the effect of such intense pressure – as high as 3 million times the pressure Earth’s atmosphere exerts at sea level – in a laboratory. A paper presenting the results of their study is available online in Nature Geoscience.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/05/earths-iron-core-shockingly-weak
“The strength of iron under these extreme pressures is startlingly weak,” said Arianna Gleason, a postdoctoral researcher in the department of Geological and Environmental Sciences, and lead author of the paper. Wendy Mao, an assistant professor in the department, is the co-author.
Hi family and friends! As many of you know, Abby will be conducting research for her graduate thesis in Israel this summer. She’ll be staying in an apartment and doing all kinds of cool geology things for 3 months and we’re both really excited! While she’s there she’ll get to see …
Please help my gf visit me while I’ll be away researching in Israel!
I’m going to be gone for three months and really want her to come and see me and where I’m working.
Anything helps. Plus she’s a fabulously talented knitter and artist so the promised prizes will certainly not disappoint!
Thank you :)