27

Mar

A good reminder that equal representation really needs to be equal.  

Reposting for both the original image and the discussion it sparked.
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wocinsolidarity:

pussyharvest:

jesuswithalacefront:

gadaboutgreen:

scienceyoucanlove:




How many women can you guess? Do you remember/know what each one of them did/discovered?
Once you make your guess, head over to All Science, All the Time to see if you were right:http://ow.ly/pXjrG






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Oh wow, that’s AN AWESOME LIST OF WHITE WOMEN SCIENTISTS! But how could you forget:
Asima Chatterjee: The awesome Indian woman who help discover drugs we use to treat cancer, malaria, and epilepsy!ORChien-Shiung Wu: THE FIRST LADY OF PHYSICS?! OR WHADDABOUTEllen Ochoa: The first Latina in SPACE! AND the First Latina Director of the Johnson Space Center.Oo, and don’t forget!!Flossie Wong-Staal: The woman that successfully map HIV and pave the way to prove that HIV causes AIDS. GURL!Mae Jemison: First Black woman IN SPACE!!! And worked the first flight into space after the Challenger Accident.But don’t stop!Patricia Bath: The First Black woman doctor awarded a patent for a medical device: a laser that removes cataracts! (Fancy that!)AND THE BOSSEST!Shirley Ann Jackson: The first Black woman to earn a PhD from MIT in nuclear physics.
Hot damn! Women of Color in Science!!! 

reblogging solely for the criticisms and shade.


A good reminder that equal representation really needs to be equal.  
Reposting for both the original image and the discussion it sparked.

A good reminder that equal representation really needs to be equal.  

Reposting for both the original image and the discussion it sparked.

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wocinsolidarity:

pussyharvest:

jesuswithalacefront:

gadaboutgreen:

scienceyoucanlove:

How many women can you guess? Do you remember/know what each one of them did/discovered?

Once you make your guess, head over to All Science, All the Time to see if you were right:http://ow.ly/pXjrG

Oh wow, that’s AN AWESOME LIST OF WHITE WOMEN SCIENTISTS! But how could you forget:

Asima Chatterjee: The awesome Indian woman who help discover drugs we use to treat cancer, malaria, and epilepsy!

OR

Chien-Shiung Wu: THE FIRST LADY OF PHYSICS?! 

OR WHADDABOUT

Ellen Ochoa: The first Latina in SPACE! AND the First Latina Director of the Johnson Space Center.

Oo, and don’t forget!!

Flossie Wong-Staal: The woman that successfully map HIV and pave the way to prove that HIV causes AIDS. 

GURL!

Mae Jemison: First Black woman IN SPACE!!! And worked the first flight into space after the Challenger Accident.

But don’t stop!

Patricia Bath: The First Black woman doctor awarded a patent for a medical device: a laser that removes cataracts! (Fancy that!)

AND THE BOSSEST!

Shirley Ann Jackson: The first Black woman to earn a PhD from MIT in nuclear physics.

Hot damn! Women of Color in Science!!! 

reblogging solely for the criticisms and shade.

A good reminder that equal representation really needs to be equal.  

Reposting for both the original image and the discussion it sparked.

20

Mar

The above video features:

  • All-girl skater gang
  • Bad-ass skate tricks
  • Some serious air

It is an amazingly inspiring spec commercial for BAND-AID (meaning sadly, we won’t see this on TV) from a former classmate and talented director, Ruthie Marantz.

This story isn’t about besting the opposite sex here.  Instead, these girls skate because they like to hang out and skate.  The story is about them completely and not about how they see themselves in relation to dudes (they’re not trying to prove themselves to male skaters to gain credibility here; they’re by themselves skating because they like to skate). It’s a fantastic concept and it would be amazing if it got picked up.

It’s SO important for girls and women to see women represented in a diversity of roles and it’s great to see this being addressed in partnerships like the Getty Images and Lean In, in things like the Lean In Collection.  Studies show that seeing other women in these underrepresented roles is actually a larger contributor to motivating more women to want to seek out - and succeed - in the roles, themselves.  That said, the extra bonus here? This was also directed by a female director. something that is unfortunately also still a rarity (out of the top 250 domestic grossing films of 2013,women directors helmed only 6%).

We definitely hope we see more of this kind of positive content out there in the world - we know there’s an audience that is ready for it! 

13

Mar

pbsamericanmasters:

"The men liked to put me down as the best woman painter. I think I’m one of the best painters.” - Georgia O’Keeffe 

pbsamericanmasters:

"The men liked to put me down as the best woman painter. I think I’m one of the best painters.” - Georgia O’Keeffe 

11

Mar

06

Mar

This will be not only my first SXSW but also my first opportunity to introduce myself as co-founder of Beutler Ink

From Leslie:

THIS IS EVERYTHING. Beutler Ink just announced its two cofounders: Jenny Karn and Rhiannon Ruff. I want to salute my best friend William Beutler for recognizing that these women brought the operational excellence, financial acumen, and service line expansion needed to fully realize his vision and to take his company to the next level. GO TEAM!!!!!!!!!!
We’re so excited!  A huge congrats to Jenny, Rhi, Bill and the whole Beutler Ink team! Get the story, below:

jennymkarn:

It’s been almost exactly one year since I took the plunge and joined my current agency—a startup that, at the time, hadn’t even settled on a name yet. I was excited about the opportunity but had no idea what would be in store for me at Beutler Wiki Relations or Beutler Research +…

Watch: First Trailer For Musical 'Annie' Starring Quvenzhané Wallis, Jamie Foxx & Cameron Diaz

I have to admit it.  As a kid, I tortured my parents with this tale.  Although they were amazing parents I fell in love with the idea of orphans (my other favorite story was always Peter Pan) and we watched the tape until the poor VHS started to break down. I even played orphanage, instead of “mommy” with my dolls, although I was a benevolent caretaker (despite that Miss. Hannigan does care for her kids, in her own way I guess). I recently bought the DVD when it randomly (and unceremoniously I might add) surfaced in the “bargain bin” at a local big box store.  It absolutely broke my heart.

And even though no one can ever top Carol Burnett in my mind  (sorry Cameron Diaz - it’s not you, she’s a legend) I am extremely excited by this reboot especially for casting Quvenzhané Wallis and Rose Byrne.

The best part?  This movie comes out on Christmas which is two days after my birthday which means I will absolutely be taking my parents (and my brother if I can swing it) with me to see it.  

04

Mar

Leslie Bradshaw in: The 10 Habits of Highly Successful Women

If you need a midweek pick-me-up, let us suggest some exciting reading that will definitely serve to be more inspiring than yet another cup of coffee.

Not that we’re knocking coffee, of course! We’re not animals.

But add this as a side snack to your coffee and we promise, you’ll feel more alert, relaxed, and ready to face your day head-on.

Leslie’s section in the SXSW 2012 chapter is going live on Tech Cocktail tomorrow and is entitled One Last SXSW.

01

Mar

thefrisky:

Ever Wondered What Marilyn Monroe Would Look Like With A Neck Tattoo?

For your consideration, alternate universe interpretation.

thefrisky:

Ever Wondered What Marilyn Monroe Would Look Like With A Neck Tattoo?

For your consideration, alternate universe interpretation.

27

Feb

Sorry Shakespeare, but maybe there is something to this name thing, after all.

(Source: ellendegeneres)

26

Feb

The Bechdel Test Sets the Bar Too Low. Let's Write a New One.

From Lydia:  I can’t believe how simple it is to pass. I’m impulsively looking for this in every movie I watch now.

And apparently the test isn’t just good for equality, it actually makes dollars and sense too:

Last week, Versha Sharma and Hanna Sender at Vocativ looked at the 50 films that raked in the most box-office gold in 2013 and discovered that the biggest blockbusters cleared Bechdel’s bar. Of the 50 highest grossing movies of the year, 17 clearly aced the test, seven inched across the threshold—the women discussed things that weren’t men, but barely—and the rest failed.(Gravity wasn’t counted, because only two characters got substantial screen time.) But even though just 36 percent of the coronated 50 films passed “with flying colors,” the Bechdel-positive pictures earned way more than the Bechdel-negative ones: a total of $4.22 billion versus $2.66 billion.