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Since her death in 1979, the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Her newspaper obituaries do not mention her greatest discovery. […] Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.
Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)

Moments Of Truth: Women need men to set records? Yes, and no.

anotherjuncture:

World’s highest mountain? Easy. World’s fastest man? Easy, too. The world record for female marathon running? That, too, used to be a cinch until the bright sparks who oversee track and field delivered a slap against women everywhere by invalidating their records set when they run marathons…

"Yet, from Jan. 1, 2012, it will no longer count as the world record — for the simple reason that Radcliffe ran that April day with male pacemakers. Instead, from January, the world record will be the fastest marathon run by a woman when she competes only against other women."

WHAT?! I gotta research this. Thats total shit.

Lingerie Football

So they are bringing a team to vancouver.

Where woman, play football in nothing but their underwear and padding.

I’m 80% pissed off and 20% happy

Lets start with Happy: I’m happy because woman are finally being involved in football

I’m 80% mad: because they are only being involved cause they are half naked.

I’m sure they are great athletes(and I have no anger towards the athletes) but I’m pissed that yet again women are being objectified for a shinny dollar. In the article I read it even said - the only way women’s sports can be profitable is if they are mostly naked.

Like I get that less clothing is easier to run, etc. But really? Lingerie only?

That drove me fucking crazy….

subconciousevolution:

“Oh, you’re a woman? You must be [insert stereotype here].”

Translation: Women only serve two purposes. I’m sure you can guess what they are.

It just amazes me that companies can get away with printing such blatantly-sexist advertisements, and ads that promote ridiculous stereotypes about women are more common than I first realized.

Women are frequently typecast as shoppers, pink-lovers, gold-diggers, scaredy-cats, sexual objects, prostitutes, nagging mothers, air-heads… it never ends! I don’t know about you, but I am neither a shopper, pink-lover, gold-digger, scaredy-cat, sexual object, prostitute, nor nagging mother. And heaven forbid you call me an airhead. Why do advertisers think it’s okay to paint women in this light?

The reason being that woman is often portrayed as the negative, goes back to binary opposition. Woman are seen that “the other” the “opposite” to man. Since men’s experiences have generally been valued more than women’s - it creates an image of how men see relationships. How a woman can cause pain to a man, how she can utilize him for his money or power. 

Advertisers are just looking for shock value. That’s almost always the case.

ohwhatevertrever asked:

RE:
The new set of ‘Got Milk?’ ads has everybody talking today, and a lot of the rhetoric is taking on the sexist and plain stupid ads extremely well. Now it seems they’ve also staged a fake protest, in the name of humor because lol isn’t it funny to conceive of PMS as a man’s problem because women are just so goddamn bitchy when they get to their time, am I rite?

Ugh. Listen: it isn’t funny because this isn’t new. Men making jokes about women PMS-ing is as old as the term itself. Not only is the whole “women are so irrational lol” concept horrendously outdated and sexist (PMS is the new hysteria), but the joke itself isn’t even funny, or new. It’s a joke for men at the expense of women, and I’ll say it again: it isn’t even funny.

Of course, what they want more than anything else is people to be talking about it. So, in that way, they’re probably pretty happy right now. Here’s the website. You can go to it or not, but just know that they’re happy getting the hits right now, no matter what your opinion.

~L
A fucking all man anti-woman protest!? Now tell me I’m being ridiculous, tell me this is all in good fun, tell me other companies are more sexist than this bullshit!

-Joe
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Not that I agree with any of this, but it brought up a question I wanted ask:
If there is such a problem with "women are so irrational, lol" when they are on their period, etc. is it then ok for women to perpetuate the problem by blaming their bad moods on being PMS'y? It seems like a double standard because you and I both know that nearly (if not every) female you know has at one point used that as an excuse for a bad attitude...

I don’t believe it should EVER be an excuse for anything. I think the idea of PMS is similar to what hysteria used to be in the 1950s. 

When woman blame being an asshole on pms, i think its crap.

When a man says stop pmsing when a woman is speaking her mind or upset, i think its crap.

I think the whole idea of PMS is crap.

If i’m in a bad mood, i’m in a bad mood period. I don’t blame my hormones. Do you blame your body for being unhealthy? no you blame yourself. Take responsibility and don’t use pms as a scapegoat.

Thanks for this question and I’m very glad you asked it.

stfuconservatives:

sugabutta:

lalie:

WHY DID NO ONE TELL ME GOT MILK? HELD A LEGIT ANTI-WOMAN RALLY?

THIS IS LIKE THE BAD MARKETING DECISION THAT KEEPS ON GIVING

ALSO I REALLY LIKE THAT THIS ARTICLE IS FILED UNDER ‘SEX CRIMES’

The new set of ‘Got Milk?’ ads has everybody talking today, and a lot of the rhetoric is taking on the sexist and plain stupid ads extremely well. Now it seems they’ve also staged a fake protest, in the name of humor because lol isn’t it funny to conceive of PMS as a man’s problem because women are just so goddamn bitchy when they get to their time, am I rite?

Ugh. Listen: it isn’t funny because this isn’t new. Men making jokes about women PMS-ing is as old as the term itself. Not only is the whole “women are so irrational lol” concept horrendously outdated and sexist (PMS is the new hysteria), but the joke itself isn’t even funny, or new. It’s a joke for men at the expense of women, and I’ll say it again: it isn’t even funny.

Of course, what they want more than anything else is people to be talking about it. So, in that way, they’re probably pretty happy right now. Here’s the website. You can go to it or not, but just know that they’re happy getting the hits right now, no matter what your opinion.

~L

A fucking all man anti-woman protest!? Now tell me I’m being ridiculous, tell me this is all in good fun, tell me other companies are more sexist than this bullshit!

-Joe

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