my coworker showed this to me today! i was like “man if it was more peter pan themed it would be perfect. I would die.” It’s so awesome TT_TT
Wtf did I just read
I can’t believe I actually read that whole thing.
I found it again beautiful
IT CAME BACK! the last time i saw this was long long ago
This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success.
The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?”
In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.
This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.”
To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZ
Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images
HOMYGAWD SO CUTE
The boxes have Braille. Oh my god the boxes have Braille and the bats are so cute and oh my god I’ll take twenty!
Fuck, I want ice cream.
Update: I got my ice cream.
Best inspirational story of 2014
ALICE ROOSEVELT WAS HARDCORE. “She was known as a rule-breaker in an era when women were under great pressure to conform. The American public noticed many of her exploits. She smoked cigarettes in public, swore at officials, rode in cars with men, stayed out late partying, kept a pet snake named Emily Spinach (Emily as in her spinster aunt and Spinach for its green color) in the White House, and was seen placing bets with a bookie.
Was the entire Roosevelt family bad ass bosses?
"Emily Spinach" laughing forever I love it
1. I highly recommend that you make sure that your legs are freshly shaved before applying either product.
2. It Stays can also be used to help hold a wig cap in place.
3. If you are layering thigh-highs over a pair of panty hose you can also use It Stays to stick then together.
To see more of my cosplay work:
things your friends will say if you’ve made a good pun:
- get out
- fuck you
- shut the fuck up
- oh my god why
- you need to stop
- you’re not funny
- that was terrible
I’m not the first to make this joke and by god I won’t be the last
20-year-old in ‘state of extreme trauma’ is receiving medical treatment after being found wandering through village
One of the schoolgirls snatched by Boko Haram when they raided a Nigerian dormitory has been found wandering through a small north-eastern village, the first confirmed escape since the atrocity that shocked the world in April this year.
Conflicting details emerged about how the 20-year-old was found, with officials saying she was dropped off by suspected militants, while residents said she had escaped.
The police spokesman Emmanuel Ojukwu said: “I can confirm that on 24 September 2014 at about 5pm, a girl, 20 years of age, among the abducted Chibok girls was dropped off by suspected Boko Haram militants at Mubi in Adamawa state. Her condition is stable. She is getting the best of medical attention. The information we have is that she is one of the abducted girls. Other details will be made known to you in due course.”
Locals said she was found wandering through fields on the outskirts of Hong, a district in Adamawa, which neighbours Borno state. “Nobody knows how she came here. She was either released or escaped. She had been running around the bush for about four days before she reached here,” said Musa Sule, a local farmer. Locals and officials said a Boko Haram cell is known to be located in Damboa, more than 75 miles (120km) away. The sect was previously headquartered in the sprawling Sambisa forest, near Damboa, and continues to use it as a base and training camp.
The first confirmation of an escape comes after the Nigerian army earlier this week said dozens of girls had been released and were being looked after in an army barracks. They later retracted the statement and said none of the teenagers had been freed.
The young woman was visited by a member of the “Abuja Family”, a small group of relatives and supporters who hold daily rallies in the capital, Abuja. The member told the Guardian she was in a state of extreme trauma and was unable to talk about what he called her “torture”.
“Right now she’s not in a position to explain exactly how she escaped. All we know is she either fled or was released by the group because they felt she had become a burden,” he said.
The escape could potentially shed light on where the other girls and young women still in captivity are being held. Boko Haram is in talks with the Nigerian government to secure a hostage-swap deal for dozens of their senior commanders currently in prison, although all previous negotiations have foundered.
As a group of parents gathered in Abuja to hold their daily vigil, most were torn between joy and despair. “We are all happy that one of our girls has escaped,” another father said, speaking on condition of anonymity as all the group members have agreed to do. “But it is difficult seeing the state the girl was in, and to think about what is happening to the others. We cannot be truly be happy until all our girls are brought home.”
Previous escapees interviewed by the Guardian spoke of multiple rapes, mutilations and forcible conversions. Several entered a catatonic trance at the mention of the sect’s name.