m-arkiplier:

Instead of insane, say unreal.

Instead of crazy, say unbelievable.

Instead of calling someone a psycho, call them an asshole.

Instead of stupid, say awful.

Instead of dumb, say bad.

Taking ableist language out of your vocabulary is simple and will help widen your vocabulary.

♥ 18098 — 2 days ago on 29 Sep 2014 — via liefplus (source)
♥ 186031 — 2 days ago on 29 Sep 2014 — via asapscience
aseaofquotes:

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

aseaofquotes:

Aleksandr I. Solzhenitsyn, The Gulag Archipelago

♥ 9277 — 2 days ago on 29 Sep 2014 — via edwardspoonhands (source)
Word of the Day

obscure-etymology:

Philalethist, n. /fil’al-ə’thist/ - One who loves truth.

       Source: Webster’s Unabridged New Twentieth Century Dictionary, 1956

♥ 79 — 2 days ago on 29 Sep 2014 — via obscure-etymology
explore-blog:

This 1911 photo of Marie Curie in a roomful of dudes (including Max Planck, Henri Poincaré, Ernest Rutherford, and young Albert Einstein, lurking in the background, second from right) bespeaks so much both about the gendered state of science and about the enormity of cultural bias Curie overcame to become the “Martyr of Science,” the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only person to date to win a Nobel in two different sciences.
Also see Curie on science and wonder. 

accurate portrayal of how I’m feeling as a female physics major right now.

explore-blog:

This 1911 photo of Marie Curie in a roomful of dudes (including Max Planck, Henri Poincaré, Ernest Rutherford, and young Albert Einstein, lurking in the background, second from right) bespeaks so much both about the gendered state of science and about the enormity of cultural bias Curie overcame to become the “Martyr of Science,” the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, and the only person to date to win a Nobel in two different sciences.

Also see Curie on science and wonder

accurate portrayal of how I’m feeling as a female physics major right now.

♥ 2208 — 2 days ago on 29 Sep 2014 — via explore-blog
❝ He showed the words ‘chocolate cake’ to a group of Americans and recorded their word associations. “Guilt” was the top response. If that strikes you as unexceptional, consider the response of French eaters to the same prompt: ‘celebration.’ ❞
— UC Berkeley’s Michael Pollan, In Defense of Food: An Eater’s Manifesto
♥ 20309 — 2 days ago on 29 Sep 2014 — via ucresearch (source)
vvni:

It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there - William Carlos Williams
Alfredo Jaar

vvni:

It is difficult to get the news from poems yet men die miserably every day for lack of what is found there - William Carlos Williams

Alfredo Jaar

♥ 5188 — 3 days ago on 27 Sep 2014 — via fishingboatproceeds (source)
Anonymous inquired:

Shakespeare was queer? I thought he only had affairs with ladies. What dudes did he get it on with?

swanjolraven:

OH U SWEET SUMMER CHILD

so remember those sonnets, you know, about one hundred and twenty-six of them, the whole thing about “shall i compare thee to a summer’s day”

written to a hot male earl, dude

in 1640 some asshole named john literally had to change all the pronouns in those 126 sonnets because they were super fuckin queer and he was not comfy with how super fuckin queer they were

also, like, casual elizabethan bisexuality? christopher “they who love not tobacco and boys are fools” marlowe? the venetian “tit bridge”, where prostitutes were commanded by official decree to stand around topless to entice men who were bangin’ too many dudes, because there were so many gay men it was becoming a legitimate social problem?

welcome to the wonderful world of “literally everyone in the past was queer”, friend, enjoy your stay

♥ 41220 — 3 days ago on 27 Sep 2014 — via lgbtlaughs (source)

straylightjay:

10 questions to never ask a transgender person by Laura Jane Grace

♥ 56237 — 3 days ago on 27 Sep 2014 — via lgbtlaughs (source)

saying goodbye to my head instructor and black belt family last night was so much harder than saying goodbye to my high school friends. I’m going to miss them a ton while I’m at sb.

4 days ago on 26 Sep 2014
asapscience:

via Reddit user cgibbard: “The first transformation is the classic hinged dissection of an equilateral triangle into a square popularised by Dudeney.
The Wallace-Bolyai-Gerwien theorem shows that any two polygons with equal area must admit a dissection into finitely many pieces where one is allowed to arbitrarily rotate and translate the pieces to go from one polygon to the other. The problem about whether a hinged dissection exists remained open until 2007. You can read the paper here, which presents a method which always works to find a hinged dissection.”

asapscience:

via Reddit user cgibbard: “The first transformation is the classic hinged dissection of an equilateral triangle into a square popularised by Dudeney.

The Wallace-Bolyai-Gerwien theorem shows that any two polygons with equal area must admit a dissection into finitely many pieces where one is allowed to arbitrarily rotate and translate the pieces to go from one polygon to the other. The problem about whether a hinged dissection exists remained open until 2007. You can read the paper here, which presents a method which always works to find a hinged dissection.”

♥ 1752 — 1 week ago on 18 Sep 2014 — via asapscience
❝ This idea that back then we had made a ‘gay’ movie, [Megan] was a ‘gay’ cheerleader, and now I’m a ‘gay’ prisoner … is such a glaring injustice. You would never say, ‘Oh what’s this movie about?’ ‘It’s this guy, he’s a straight lawyer and he falls for this straight doctor and they go on a straight honeymoon.’ ❞
Natasha Lyonne speaking about But I’m A Cheerleader, Orange is the New Black, and what we really say when we call shows with LGBT characters “gay shows.”
♥ 7595 — 1 week ago on 18 Sep 2014 — via lgbtlaughs (source)
♥ 2499 — 1 week ago on 18 Sep 2014 — via oitnb (source)
Teenagers are literally just tryna be trendy and follow historical patterns of language change, but prescriptivists think they’re dumb and don’t want to give them jobs

lolmythesis:

English language and literature, University of South Carolina

"Literally" speaking: Youth language, prescriptivism, and ideology

♥ 1147 — 1 week ago on 18 Sep 2014 — via solongasitswords (source)
Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey | The Clean Room + Colors.
♥ 2853 — 2 weeks ago on 14 Sep 2014 — via asapscience (source)