Women of ideas and what men have done to them
Feminism isn’t about making women stronger. Women are already strong. It’s about changing the way the world perceives that strength.
Beet Appreciation Post. Have you hugged a beet today?
I get “fake geek girl” BS in job interviews. I have skipped applying for programming jobs because the ads promote the “bro-centric company culture,” where it is common to drink beer and no one complains about your naughty sense of humor. I have applied at companies that won’t interview me for the position that I’m qualified for because the type of programming that I do is more typical for guys and this other type over here that I don’t do is more typical for girls; in order to show how inclusive of women they are, they strongly encourage me to apply for [girl job] despite me being grossly overqualified for [boy job that I can’t be interviewed for]. I have gone to interviews where it is made clear to me that I’m the affirmative action candidate, that they were intrigued by my claim to play video games [which I was tested on], and then had the technical interviewer act astounded because during my whiteboarding exercise, I followed a coding standard that prevents a security breach and no other applicants did— and then not gotten the job. I have had jobs where my opinion was dismissed by my superiors who were less qualified than me, who repeatedly interrupted me during demos to tell me that I’m doing the demo wrong on a product that the interrupter has never used— and then gotten fired for calmly standing up to him.
So let me tell you why there are so few games with strong female protagonists and so few games with characters that women can identify with as idealized heroes: games are made by men for themselves.
Biosensor Warns Athletes of Imminent Exhaustion
A new biosensor, applied to the human skin like a temporary tattoo, can alert marathoners, competitive bikers and other “extreme” athletes that they’re about to “bonk,” or “hit the wall,” scientists are reporting. The study, in ACS’ journal Analytical Chemistry, describes the first human tests of the sensor, which also could help soldiers and others who engage in intense exercise — and their trainers — monitor stamina and fitness.
Joseph Wang and colleagues, from UC San Diego, explain that the sensor monitors lactate, a form of lactic acid released in sweat. Lactate forms when the muscles need more energy than the body can supply from the “aerobic” respiration that suffices during mild exercise. The body shifts to “anaerobic” metabolism, producing lactic acid and lactate. That helps for a while, but lactate builds up in the body, causing extreme fatigue and the infamous “bonking out,” where an athlete just cannot continue.
Read more: http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2013/07/biosensor-warns-athletes-imminent-exhaustion
"In anticipation of the coming of the comet Ison..I’m posting a photo of comet Hale-Bopp taken with fuji 800 color film with my OM1 camera in March 1997."
Hale-Bopp 1997 by Robert Malinowski
you’ve heard of hard femme? now it’s time for soft masc
- wear flannel only in pastel colors
- weave flowers into your beard
- instead of studding your leather jacket, try adding stickers!
- sew doilies onto fucking everything
- wear boat shoes only in pastels and neons
Pls? More flowers pls.
The Four Horsemen of New Atheism.
Best shirt ever.
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