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Ben Barres is a biologist at Stanford who lived and worked as Barbara Barres until he was in his forties. For most of his career, he experienced bias, but didn’t give much weight to it—seeing incidents as discrete events. (When he solved a tough math problem, for example, a professor said, “You must have had your boyfriend solve it.”) When he became Ben, however, he immediately noticed a difference in his everyday experience: “People who don’t know I am transgendered treat me with much more respect,” he says. He was more carefully listened to and his authority less frequently questioned. He stopped being interrupted in meetings. At one conference, another scientist said, “Ben gave a great seminar today—but then his work is so much better than his sister’s.” (The scientist didn’t know Ben and Barbara were the same person.) “This is why women are not breaking into academic jobs at any appreciable rate,” he wrote in response to Larry Summers’s famous gaffe implying women were less innately capable at the hard sciences. “Not childcare. Not family responsibilities,” he says. “I have had the thought a million times: I am taken more seriously.”
Why Aren’t Women Advancing At Work? Ask A Transgender Person | Jessica Nordell for The New Republic (via gaywrites)
This is probably me being super late to the party, but can I ask about the dad!Loki and son!Deadpool. I love it but I also dun understaaaaand ONAC HELP ME TO UNDERSTAND PLS!
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korranews:

All of Books 1, 2, and 3 are now available to watch on nick.com for free!

korranews:

All of Books 1, 2, and 3 are now available to watch on nick.com for free!

lbguitarist:

what if nasa invented thunderstorms to cover up the sound of space battles

There is no sound in space.

Avatar: The Legend of Korra book 3 slow motion shots

ex0skeletal:

Fun shark attack facts:

  • In 1996, toilets injured 43,000 Americans a year. Sharks injured 13.
  • In 1996, 2,600 Americans were injured by room fresheners. Sharks injured 13.
  • In 1996, buckets and pails injured almost 11,000 Americans. Sharks injured 13.
  • For every human killed by a shark, humans kill approximately two million sharks.

Conclusions:

  1. Humans are assholes.
  2. Sharks are not assholes.
  3. Apparently everyone in 1996 lived in a real-life infomercial.
kathuon:

"Who needs them when you have your old uncle Sokka around?
During Airbender Fieldtrips …

kathuon:

"Who needs them when you have your old uncle Sokka around?

During Airbender Fieldtrips …

rapewhistled:

what r u trying to do lil partner