How many times have people used a pen or paintbrush because they couldn’t pull the trigger?
― Virginia Woolf, Selected Essays. (via wordsnquotes)
We are not children and that’s some bullshit. We deserve to take up space. Our bodies deserve to take up space. Our words and feelings are allowed volume. And I will not give up delight in favor of black coffee and sending myself through the flower press
-Ali via
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I make all my decisions on intuition. I throw a spear into the darkness. That is intuition. Then I must send an army into the darkness to find the spear. That is intellect.
― Ingmar Bergman (via itsquoted)
I am not one to advocate for a blind quota-filling approach, where there must be equal representation on all levels at all cost. And yet it’s rather disappointing to see only one female scientist alongside her twenty-two male peers. To be sure, Edge itself is far from gender-balanced — one could rationalize that this is simply the state of science still — but the site’s vast archive, spanning fifteen years of conversations and essays, does feature a number of female scientists, which renders the 5% female representation in this collection editorially lamentable.

This gender gap lends double meaning to [physicist Leonard] Susskind’s reflections on the progress of science in the twenty-first century as he notes: "Man’s place in the universe is also being reexamined and challenged." Woman’s, evidently, is not.

The gendered universe  (via explore-blog)