“Tampons were packed with their strings connecting them, like a strip of sausages, so they wouldn’t float away. Engineers asked Ride, “Is 100 the right number?” She would be in space for a week. “That would not be the right number,” she told them. At every turn, her difference was made clear to her. When it was announced Ride had been named to a space flight mission, her shuttle commander, Bob Crippen, who became a lifelong friend and colleague, introduced her as “undoubtedly the prettiest member of the crew.” At another press event, a reporter asked Ride how she would react to a problem on the shuttle: “Do you weep?””—Astronaut Sally Ride and the Burden of Being “The First” (via yahighway)
i literally cannot take people over 30 anymore thinking technology is “sucking the magic out of life” listen grandma i can look up how to say anything in any language in under a second i can see my best friend face to face in real time even though she lives across an ocean i could spend the rest of my life watching different videos of cats and probably never see the same one twice if thats not magical to you WHAT IS
richard dawkins is a shining example of the fact that just because you have some scientifically minded ideas about how nature works and can write books or make shows about how beautiful the intricacies of the world is doesn’t mean you’re immune to the ignorance, stupidity and downright maliciousness that comes with being a white male blind to the system he thrives in. like not even all that science and understanding of evolution helped the homie out on that one..