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sapphicscience:

i’ve been thinking about all those posts about “we need female heroes who do girly things”/”why is the female hero always such a tomboy” and then the response posts that are like “uhhh actually we don’t really have any really masculine female heroes either” so i was trying to figure it out—what do we have, exactly?

and really what we get is women who eschew “girly” things while still managing to look like society’s ideal woman. they would never touch eyeliner (they’re too busy with Important Things), but their eyeliner is immaculate. they have a huge, varied wardrobe, but wouldn’t be caught dead actually shopping for clothes. and it reminds me of the expectation that women must be effortlessly beautiful. don’t wear makeup or you’ll seem self-absorbed—but god forbid you look like you’re not wearing makeup. it’s interesting to me, that the impossibilities imposed on female characters are the same ones imposed on real women.

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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

shychemist answered:

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.

katsudonburi:

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astropheminism:

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chemistry-of-chaos:

dinostuck:

scientistsarepeopletoo:

adventuresinchemistry:

smilesandvials:

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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.
But…
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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.

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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.

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imageBest way for me to deal with shitty nonnies who think women can’t do science? DO MORE SCIENCE!!!! MWAHAHAHA

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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. 

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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:

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Presenting our research at a conference on Physics of Living Systems:
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And visiting the Wind Tunnel experiment after presenting our research at Max Planck Institute at a Advances in Cardiac Dynamics Workshop

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Oh, me? What do I do? I try to understand why superbursts happen in neutron stars! This is important because: they shouldn’t happen but they do. And the implications could be astoundingly helpful for things like, oh I don’t know, nuclear fusion.

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Oh, just me, at a conference after presenting this:

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"don’t belong there"?! excuse you! 
Im not a science tumblr but i am a girl and a geologist so i kinda prove you wrong…?

In the Sorbas Basin finding fossilised bird trackways and fossilised rain drops
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Using HCl to dissolve solnhofen plattenkalk (limestones) to make plastic copies of exceptional fossils  

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On board the HMS Discovery, a state of the art scientific ship which anchors at the NOC (national oceanography centre Southampton)

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Doing some geological mapping and fieldwork in Ingleton Yorkshire

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So yeh anon, you’re wrong and very very very outdated in your opinions 

oh wow this anon thinks that women don’t belong in STEM—

better throw my archaeology B.A. in the trash, burn my thesis and stop teaching biology, chemistry and physics to the 8-12th grades.

OH WAIT
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SCIENCE TO DO

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NO TIME FOR SEXIST MAN CHILD ANONS

oh I guess I should burn the cheque I got for guest lecturing in grad school too—

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Sorry, no time to answer douchey anon. To busy getting paid handsomely to do research things like this

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While dressed fabulously like this

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Because unlike the bullshit movies would tell you, geologists don’t wear white lab coats. Something to do with all that dirt. 

I’d tell my grad school and all the funding bodies that gave me a fellowship and research grants that they were totally mistaken because girls don’t science well except OOPS ALREADY GOT MY MS IN GEOLOGY, TOO LATE. 

Well darn. Guess I better just get back to doing science instead.

I started this at lunch a few days ago when I had some free time, I had planned on doing the line art and coloring but I figured I should keep working on form for a bit before I start moving on to finishing my sketches.
In my head, they’re girlfriends hanging out on a Saturday morning. The girl on the left is an assassin, and the girl on the left is a mage. I wanted the mage to have a bunch of tattoos, maybe of runes or something, that would assist with her magic.

I started this at lunch a few days ago when I had some free time, I had planned on doing the line art and coloring but I figured I should keep working on form for a bit before I start moving on to finishing my sketches.

In my head, they’re girlfriends hanging out on a Saturday morning. The girl on the left is an assassin, and the girl on the left is a mage. I wanted the mage to have a bunch of tattoos, maybe of runes or something, that would assist with her magic.

soufflesforgallifrey replied to your post “Little kids and babies are so cute. When I’m around them, I’m all,…”

lol at this moment I just want nieces and nephews!

I have a few cousins who have children, but I only get to see them on major holidays. I wouldn’t mind being a cool aunt, but then my sister would be telling me some big news because as far as I know she isn’t planning on starting a family just yet.

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stoprobbers:

#A reverse Henry VIII where Rose is Queen Henrietta VIII#and the Doctor is her latest conquest#she’s insatiable#a widow with a slew of headless princes in her wake#not to mention a religious revolution and wild social reforms empowering women and the poor#The gentry are mortified and awed at her political cunning and prowess#The Doctor is the youngest son of a dead duke of some note#his elder brother inherited the titles and had political ambitions but he never did#Not even after Henrietta spotted him at a ball and locked onto him with laser-like focus#His elder brother pushes him into capitulating to a relationship for the sake of the family’s name - to keep her from casting them into dishonor#At first he’s concerned with keeping the Queen happy and thereby keeping his head#but within short order he’s genuinely enamored#The whispers at court (and in his ear as she shares his bed) are that she’s truly in love this time#for the first time she’s found her equal#Until a plot by the French ambassador Rassilon tricks the Doctor into a compromising position with someone else - a Spanish spy named El Maestro#Everyone says he’s an old friend and lover of the Doctor’s (they aren’t wrong)#Henrietta is devastated at the possibility of political and personal betrayal from the one person she trusted most#She doesn’t want to believe the Doctor capable of such treachery but the proof is undeniable#stay tuned next week for another episode of THE WHODORS (via gallifreyburning - are we surprised?)

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