Mary Mac

I like tea, babies, books, and good food.


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I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

"What’s up with chicks and science?"

Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.

(via magnius159)

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People don’t get jobs. People are given jobs. Any discussion of ‘why don’t you just get another job’ must start from there. WHERE’S THE LIE  (via arabellesicardi)

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brownpeopleproblems:

The ground-breaking metamorphosis scene in the Michael Jackson short film ‘Black or White’ released in 1991

this is still pretty groundbreaking and its been almost 22 years

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cindiasaurus:

faeriemary:

mistresswhile:

The best thing I ever bought was a banana costume for my dog. Hands down. It shames her so I put it on when we expect new people to come to our house and it keeps her from being crazy. She just stands there.

Dog shaming.
Maybe I would own a dog if I also had a banana costume that made it stop acting like a damn fool.

you could put a banana costume on your baby

Guys. I need a baby sized banana costume.

cindiasaurus:

faeriemary:

mistresswhile:

The best thing I ever bought was a banana costume for my dog. Hands down. It shames her so I put it on when we expect new people to come to our house and it keeps her from being crazy. She just stands there.

Dog shaming.

Maybe I would own a dog if I also had a banana costume that made it stop acting like a damn fool.

you could put a banana costume on your baby

Guys. I need a baby sized banana costume.

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mistresswhile:

The best thing I ever bought was a banana costume for my dog. Hands down. It shames her so I put it on when we expect new people to come to our house and it keeps her from being crazy. She just stands there.


Dog shaming.Maybe I would own a dog if I also had a banana costume that made it stop acting like a damn fool.

mistresswhile:

The best thing I ever bought was a banana costume for my dog. Hands down. It shames her so I put it on when we expect new people to come to our house and it keeps her from being crazy. She just stands there.

Dog shaming.

Maybe I would own a dog if I also had a banana costume that made it stop acting like a damn fool.

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fullten:

cultcouture:

Spring

damn. 

fullten:

cultcouture:

Spring

damn. 

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fullten:

cultcouture:

Spring

damn. 

fullten:

cultcouture:

Spring

damn. 

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bogleech:

gameraboy:

"A Sticky Situation" (1960) by Carl Barks

I like how advertising is literally still exactly as sexist as they’re joking about in this comic from 54 years ago.

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nitaohoyo:

"Mother Earth" by Germaine Arnatauyck Contemporary Inuit artwork

nitaohoyo:

"Mother Earth" by Germaine Arnatauyck Contemporary Inuit artwork

(Source: inuitartsociety.org, via venusinthefifth)

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Don’t settle for someone who doesn’t give you things to say. Forever is a long time to make small talk. Iain S. Thomas (via psych-facts)

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