I'm a scientist, editor, non-fiction writer, fangirl, shipper (mainly Johnlock), and am old enough to remember Star Trek in reruns, Star Wars in theaters, animated Hobbit and LOTR films, and the Fourth Doctor.

I love Science!, language, fandoms, and artsy stuff, so that's what you'll see here. Random walks are random. And statistically satisfying.

Occasionally NSFW--you've been duly warned.

 

One year, I taught this (Sociological theory) class and only used female writers. The journals were written by women, the textbook was written by females. Do you know what kind of responses I got on my student evaluations that year? {…} That I was biased, that I was only looking from one point of view… that I was basically a man eater. That’s the kind of things I’d get from the students… The semester before, I used only male writers. Do you think I got any kind of feedback like that then?

"Not a single word."

Dr Rebecca Erikson, my professor, in her introduction of epistemology and challenging the main narrative

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outforhealth:

transstudent:

The U.S. Department of Education’s recent declaration that Title IX applies to trans students has clarified trans rights in education. This graphic shows just a few, but you can learn more here. 

Have we reblogged this before? Probably. Will we reblog it again? Probably.

outforhealth:

transstudent:

The U.S. Department of Education’s recent declaration that Title IX applies to trans students has clarified trans rights in education. This graphic shows just a few, but you can learn more here

Have we reblogged this before? Probably. Will we reblog it again? Probably.

artandsciencejournal:

Personal Planets

When exploring the known universe, some might wonder what new planets we may discover, occupied or uninhabited. Two artists however, Wouter van Buuren and Zainab Hussain have created landscape photographs that turn our own cities into planets, with a Little Prince-esque aesthetic.

The planet-like compositions of van Buuren look like Super Mario Galaxy levels come to life, combining all visible forms into a perfect spherical shape. What was once the downtown core of one city (such as Weert or Shanghai) now becomes its own planet. This composition connotes ideas of our homes being the centre of the universe, where, like the Little Prince, these constructed worlds become our little asteroid or planet on which we live and experience.

Zainab Hussain however, creates more specific planets, such as “West Chapters Planet” (2012), which, according to the artist’s statement, explores “the strip mall environment in suburban areas and our relationship with it”. The artist also plays with the idea of these little worlds, being “first worlds”, existing only to provide convenience. Moving from van Buuren’s urban planets, into Hussain’s suburban planets, the mapping of cities and outlying areas plays on the ideas of comfort and convenience, engulfing us. Apart from planets, the artist has also created holes, inverse images of her planets, acting like voids which suck in all that surrounds them, such as “South Cineplex Hole” (2012). Now, what used to be 360 degrees of familiar comfort becomes 360 degrees of overwhelming commodity.

-Anna Paluch

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jrock1ove:

idontlikeyourcat:

THE ROAD SO FAR

FUCK THIS GODDAMN FUCKING POST.

I laughed WAY harder than I should have! I am pee.

WHAT KIND OF CHILDREN’S BOOK WAS THAT?

THE KIND THAT JOHN WINCHESTER WOULD READ TO HIS CHILDREN

1956- Gordon Parks documented the everyday lives of an extended black family living in rural Alabama under Jim Crow segregation for Life magazine’s photo-essay “The Restraints: Open and Hidden.” (via)

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One down…

I finished the !HISTORY editing! YAY!

150 final print pages with 28 different authors to deal with in that volume, but it’s OUT THE DOOR before the 1 Sept. deadline. YAY!

On the other hand, I am just about out of fucks to give with the !SCIENCE volume.

The final manuscript was almost two months late, and a lot of the authors are now dicking around with color vs black/white images because, after being told 18 months ago that they, the authors, would have to pay their own color costs, it’s suddenly a big surprise when I reiterate that fact and ask where to send the bill. 

OK, enough whining. Back to turning colorful pics into grayscale.