random geeky stuff and social commentary. passionate about gender equity, lgbtqa issues, public health and rights-based development, intersectionality in feminism, and sci-fi. majoring in south asian studies, human rights, and netflix. student at Barnard College of Columbia University, speaks hindi, urdu, and french. (english and bad english) name that movie. yo axe me a question, spaceman!
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do u understand how much this means
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Instead of just looking up into the sky, you’re actually gazing down into the infinite cosmic abyss, with only gravity holding you onto the surface of the earth.


i was not prepared for that

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We made this animation for our December 2013 advent calendar - a journey through our chromosomes in 24 short films.
Watch the whole series here.
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Normalize women with penises

Normalize men with vaginas

Normalize intersex people

Normalize singular neutral pronouns

Normalize diversity and crush stereotypes

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"It appears that the presence of peers who are experiencing the same struggles, a “social convey” counters isolation and suicide among LGBT teens. A recent study found that in schools with established gay-straight alliances, not only was suicidal behavior reduced in homosexual and bisexual students, but it was also decreased among other students who attended those schools."
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"Collective movements for social justice do not gain traction through niceness. American women did not gain the right to vote by skipping down Pennsylvania Avenue while whistling cute songs about suffrage: they picketed, they marched, they yelled, they were arrested. Abusive partners and rapists will not be stopped by women having heart-to-hearts with their violators over coffee, because ghosts cannot talk and broken fingers cannot lift a latte. The patriarchy cannot be shattered by good vibes. In order to bring about change, old and oppressive structures must be destroyed. Destruction is not negative if what will grow from the rubble is something that will create a safer, healthier, stronger society."

Feminism is Not “The F Word” — Seventh Grove

Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer said she doesn’t identify as a feminist because feminism is “too negative.” Here’s what I have to say about that…

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broken fingers cannot lift a latte is going to stick with me.

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"Being born a woman is an awful tragedy. Yes, my consuming desire to mingle with road crews, sailors and soldiers, bar room regulars—to be a part of a scene, anonymous, listening, recording—all is spoiled by the fact that I am a girl, a female always in danger of assault and battery. My consuming interest in men and their lives is often misconstrued as a desire to seduce them, or as an invitation to intimacy. Yet, God, I want to talk to everybody I can as deeply as I can. I want to be able to sleep in an open field, to travel west, to walk freely at night."

Sylvia Plath

fuck every single time that last line gets quoted without the rest

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“Is there nowhere in an American house where one may be by one’s self?”― Edith Wharton, The Age of Innocence