Women Who Kick Ass
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—Anonymous

So the story is that right now all I have is my tablet and my tablet does not like tumblr’s edit page thing, so I can’t change the site layout right now. In fact, my laptop corked out when I was in the middle of changing said layout.

I should get my laptop back soon- it took a few paychecks before I even had the cash to send it to the shop.

so ok mary lambert

benepla:

  • is overweight. not “a little heavy” or “curvy in all the right places”, she is overweight and she owns it.
  • is gay, and from her first public exposure has been open about this
  • has bipolar disorder
  • is one of the coolest lyricists right now
  • has this song which is way more feel good than “all about the bass” or “shake it off” 
  • is super cute
  • image
  • mary lambert

hypatiasclubhouse:

Flossie Wong-Staal (B. August 27, 1947)

A key figure in recognizing the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) as the cause of acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS), molecular biologist and virologist Flossie Wong-Staal was born Yee Ching Wong in China. She was the first woman in her family to attend university; she pursued higher education at UCLA, earning her a degree in bacteriology and a doctorate in molecular biology. Her contribution to the areas of bacteriology and retroviruses has been vital to understanding HIV and AIDS, and paved the way for later advancements.

Wong-Staal was the first scientist to clone HIV. After receiving her doctorate, she began to research retroviruses at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). In 1983, she and her team identified HIV as the cause of AIDS. Two years later, she cloned and genetically mapped the entire virus, both crucial steps in developing HIV tests that screen donated blood and test people.

Later, she left NCI to become the Florence Riford Chair in AIDS Research at the University of California, San Diego in 1990. There, Wong-Staal continued researching HIV and AIDS. In 1994, she was elected to the convocation of Academia Sinica, a top research institution in Taiwan. As part of the convocation, Wong-Staal helped shape the country’s policies on academic research and conducted public research. That same year, she also became chair of the UCSD Center for AIDS Research and was elected to be a member of the Institute of Medicine of the U.S. National Academies, an influential nonprofit organization that gives unbiased, authoritative advice to the nation’s decision makers and the public. During her time at UCSD, she focused her research on gene therapy and developed a protocol to repress HIV in stem cells, the second such protocol to be funded by the U.S. government.

Wong-Staal retired from UCSD in 2002 with the title professor emerita. She then became vice president and chief scientific officer of Immusol, a drug development company that she co-founded in San Diego. Wong-Staal renamed the company iTherX Pharmaceuticals and switched its focus to improving treatments for hepatitis C. The acclaimed scientist continues to contribute to the areas of bacteriology and retroviruses through her extensive work at iTherX. [x]

skeletales:

This is unexpectedly not about make-up haha

othertonguesotherflesh:

maoismkills:

othertonguesotherflesh:

postracialcomments:

DO NOT GO ON THE OPFERGUSON (dot) com website!!!!!

There are several reports stating that it is a trap

lmao the fucking honeypot website is so fake and bad

"click this button to unleash MAXIMUM HACKER TERROR on the police, military, and government. MAXIMUM HACKER TERROR is only a click away."

how fucking dumb do they think we are

saxas:

People love watching and reading about dystopias and rebellions, but when it happens in real life suddenly those people are demonizing the resistance and championing the oppressors as the protectors of society. 

thefastlife:

Please donate help however possible!

thefastlife:

Please donate help however possible!

Hands up. Don’t shoot.

beaumarbre:

samconbeat:

grouchythefish:

PSA: Please stop reblogging this post.
I have seen this post at least 5 times tonight and it includes a link to a graphic image of Michael Brown’s dead body.
The family of Michael Brown have asked that images of this nature be taken down and not circulated.
Please do not reblog this post and if you have already please delete it. Respect the Brown family’s wishes and find another way to spread awareness and information about these events.

Information is one thing, but pictures are not needed anymore folks. Respect the families wishes.

the post has been updated with the picture of the body removed. continue reblogging. get this information out to everyone. 

beaumarbre:

samconbeat:

grouchythefish:

PSA: Please stop reblogging this post.

I have seen this post at least 5 times tonight and it includes a link to a graphic image of Michael Brown’s dead body.

The family of Michael Brown have asked that images of this nature be taken down and not circulated.

Please do not reblog this post and if you have already please delete it. Respect the Brown family’s wishes and find another way to spread awareness and information about these events.

Information is one thing, but pictures are not needed anymore folks. Respect the families wishes.

the post has been updated with the picture of the body removed. continue reblogging. get this information out to everyone. 

“Hey do you know of any protests or fund raisers or etc. that will help the black citizens of Ferguson? Or really anything we can do if we are far away from Ferguson and cannot help in person?”

manakdanak

owning-my-truth:

theroguefeminist:

owning-my-truth:

There are a series of rallies today (August 14th) at 7pm in cities across the country for Mike Brown and the community of Ferguson. This is the National Moment of Silence #NMOS14 and you can look up details for your city HERE. I will be going to the one in DC at Malcolm X park. 

If anyone else know of any other rallies or places for fundraising, etc. please do respond to this post. 

this is a google doc with the list of events and times and locations: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1y6bRJfwVL7JoJnxH8BN8O1p1ANXPEl5PjNMoELw54ME/preview?sle=true

Thanks for sharing! Check the above! :)

dick-pig:

i cannot overstate the respect i have for the people who are risking their safety to document whats happening in ferguson its fucking heroic

frankoceanfanclub:

how do you get away with tear gassing the state senator like i dont understand

inlovewiththepractice:

I heard this on the radio. Mike Brown was a kid who didn’t want to play football, even though he had the body for it. When asked why, he told his friends that he didn’t want to hit anybody.

This is the child that they’re going to paint as a thug. 

tokomon:

transnormativity:

LITERALLY how can this petition possibly still be struggling to break 70k signatures?? are you against more measures to keep cops from killing black people in the streets? in their own homes? please signal boost this petition to all your social media sites.

you can sign from any country in the world btw it’s not USA exclusive. get on this please.

south-gothic:

roses—and—rue:
Zitkala-Ša, also known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was the most amazing woman you’ve never heard of.
A writer, editor, musician, teacher and political activist, she was born on February 22, 1876 on the Yankton Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Her mother was Sioux and her father, who abandoned the family when she was very young, was European-American.
When she was eight, missionaries came to the res and took Zitkala-Ša along with several other children to the White’s Manual Labor Institute in Wabash, Indiana, one of many such institutions where Native children were forced to assimilate into white American culture. She studied piano and violin and eventually took the place of her teacher when she resigned. When she received her diploma in 1895, she delivered a speech on women’s rights.
She earned a scholarship to Earlham College, where she continued to study music. From 1897-99, she played with the New England Conservatory in Boston and played at the Paris Exposition in 1900. She collaborated with composer William F. Hanson on the world’s first Native American opera, based entirely on Sioux melodies that had previously existed only as oral tradition. She would play the melodies and Hanson transcribed them. The Sun Dance Opera debuted in 1913 to warm reviews, but I can find no recordings of it, and it seems it’s never performed.
Zitkala-Ša also wrote a number of collections of Native American stories and legends. She wrote them in Latin when she was at school and then translated them into English. She was the first Native person to do so in her own words, without a white editor or translator. In addition, she wrote extensively about her schooling and how it left her torn between her Sioux heritage and her assimilation into white culture. Her writings were published in The Atlantic Monthly and in Harper’s and she served as editor for the American Indian Magazine.
Unsurprisingly, most of her writings were political. She was a fierce yet charismatic advocate for Native American rights. Her efforts helped pass the Indian Citizenship Act and the Indian Reorganization Act. Having founded the National Coalition of American Indians, she spent the rest of her life fighting to protect our many indigenous communities from exploitation.
Her accomplishments were incredible- but have you ever heard of her? I had never heard of her either. Just another example of a history-changing woman omitted from the history books.

south-gothic:

roses—and—rue:

Zitkala-Ša, also known as Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, was the most amazing woman you’ve never heard of.

A writer, editor, musician, teacher and political activist, she was born on February 22, 1876 on the Yankton Indian Reservation in South Dakota. Her mother was Sioux and her father, who abandoned the family when she was very young, was European-American.

When she was eight, missionaries came to the res and took Zitkala-Ša along with several other children to the White’s Manual Labor Institute in Wabash, Indiana, one of many such institutions where Native children were forced to assimilate into white American culture. She studied piano and violin and eventually took the place of her teacher when she resigned. When she received her diploma in 1895, she delivered a speech on women’s rights.

She earned a scholarship to Earlham College, where she continued to study music. From 1897-99, she played with the New England Conservatory in Boston and played at the Paris Exposition in 1900. She collaborated with composer William F. Hanson on the world’s first Native American opera, based entirely on Sioux melodies that had previously existed only as oral tradition. She would play the melodies and Hanson transcribed them. The Sun Dance Opera debuted in 1913 to warm reviews, but I can find no recordings of it, and it seems it’s never performed.

Zitkala-Ša also wrote a number of collections of Native American stories and legends. She wrote them in Latin when she was at school and then translated them into English. She was the first Native person to do so in her own words, without a white editor or translator. In addition, she wrote extensively about her schooling and how it left her torn between her Sioux heritage and her assimilation into white culture. Her writings were published in The Atlantic Monthly and in Harper’s and she served as editor for the American Indian Magazine.

Unsurprisingly, most of her writings were political. She was a fierce yet charismatic advocate for Native American rights. Her efforts helped pass the Indian Citizenship Act and the Indian Reorganization Act. Having founded the National Coalition of American Indians, she spent the rest of her life fighting to protect our many indigenous communities from exploitation.

Her accomplishments were incredible- but have you ever heard of her? I had never heard of her either. Just another example of a history-changing woman omitted from the history books.

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