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I am interested in how humans think and work.

jtotheizzoe:

spacetravelco:

The First Lady Astronaut Trainees / Mercury 13

"The men go off and fight the wars and fly the airplanes and come back and help design and build and test them. The fact that women are not in this field is a fact of our social order."

- John Glenn of the Mercury 7, testifying before a House subcommittee in 1962

"The women underwent the identical tests that the male candidates had undergone. In the end, 68% of the women passed with ‘no medical reservations’ compared to 56% of the men. The 13 females who passed were known as the Mercury 13. They were Bernice ‘Bea’ Steadman, Janey Hart, Geraldine ‘Jerri’ Sloan Truhill, Rhea Allison Woltman, Sarah Lee Gorelick Ratley, Jan Dietrich, Marion Dietrich, Myrtle Cagle, Irene Leverton, Gene Nora Jessen, Jean Hixson, Wally Funk and Geraldyn ‘Jerrie’ Cobb…

Cobb had tested in the top 2% of all tested candidates, male and female.”

The Lovelace Woman in Space Program (1960-1962)

Amazing, I had never heard of this!

(Source: mercury13.com)

thotnun:

Emma Watson’s response to the nude photo leak threats

thotnun:

Emma Watson’s response to the nude photo leak threats

(Source: fkabe, via h2odown)

fruitsgarden:

sometimes dogs get embarrassed that someone saw them acting anything other than a majestic and stoic beast

fruitsgarden:

sometimes dogs get embarrassed that someone saw them acting anything other than a majestic and stoic beast

(Source: 4gifs, via h2odown)

nikkiischillin:

spiderkiss:

poppypicklesticks:

maraudere:

Josh Thomas talks about male suicide

I wonder how feminists will react to this

Probably ignore it then go back to making male tears mugs and gifs 

Actually this is a very common idea among feminists

It’s something feminists have been talking about for years it’s called toxic masculinity and it’s one of the common threads among the topic of ‘Patriarchy hurts men too’. If fact the first time I read about toxic masculinity was on a feminist blog.

If you actually read things feminists talk about instead of straw manning them you might know this but OH WELL

THIS is why we need feminism. Men suffer from patriarchal systems as well. I really need to people to stop ignorantly perpetuating the myth that to be a feminist, is to hate men. Men need feminism too! Feminist ideals allow all of us to be human.

(via rachaelrenae)

By using words such as “girly” or “manly” we inadvertently buy into gender stereotyping. We play with toys designed for our gender, we play different sports based on gender, we often go to segregated schools…

If we want equality, it will take more effort than paying women the same as men, or giving women equal opportunities. We must all make an active decision to change our language. We must stop pressuring each other to fit stereotypes which more often than not leaves us feeling repressed and unable to express ourselves. We must not let gender define us.

A 15-year-old boy’s spectacular letter in response to Emma Watson’s UN speech about gender equality.

Three decades earlier, Susan Sontag spoke beautifully to this limiting power of gender stereotypes

(via explore-blog)

(via amandapalmer)