"My grandma always said that God made libraries so that people didn’t have any excuse to be stupid."
— Joan Bauer; Rules of the Road (via wordpainting)
"And she’ll never have eggs, or yawn or brush her hair, not ever and no one will explain to me why."
— Anya (via whedonesque)
"In one recent study, more than 100 university psychologists were asked to rate the CVs of Dr. Karen Miller or Dr. Brian Miller, fictitious applicants for an academic tenure-track job. The CVs were identical, apart from the name. Yet strangely, the male Dr. Miller was perceived (by both male and female reviewers) to have better research, teaching, and service experience than the luckless female Dr. Miller. Overall, about three-quarters of the psychologists thought that Dr. Brian was hirable, while only just under half had the same confidence in Dr. Karen. The same researchers also sent out applications for the position of tenured professor, again identical but for the male and female name at the top. This time, the application was so strong that most of the raters thought that tenure was deserved, regardless of sex. However, the endorsement of Karen’s application was four times more likely to be accompanied by cautionary caveats scrawled in the margins of the questionnaire: such as, ‘I would need to see evidence that she had gotten these grants and publications on her own’ and ‘We would have to see her job talk.’"
Cordelia Fine, Delusions of Gender: How Our Minds, Society, and Neurosexism Create Difference (via cockchomp)
THIS IS REALLY FUCKING IMPORTANT AND INCREDIBLE
"We lose ourselves in what we read, only to return to ourselves, transformed and part of a more expansive world."
— Philosopher Judith Butler on the value of reading and the humanities (via explore-blog)
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That was one hell of a wet dream.