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#favourite professor #favourite literary character #favourite woman #favourite everything

#favourite professor #favourite literary character #favourite woman #favourite everything

#favourite professor #favourite literary character #favourite woman #favourite everything

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Q

Anonymous asked:

Hey Shychemist. I've been following your blog for awhile and I want to bring up something that seems dated but nonetheless holds to be accurate today. I feel like the girls who consider themselves to be on the science side of tumblr to be horribly mistaken. It's statistically proven that women applicants struggle to get into stem doctorate programs, and rightfully so, they don't belong there. examples- atomic-o-licious, brainsx , adventuresinchemistry, i can't fit anymore but you get it

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omglolidkfan:

katsudonburi:

ecumenicalseeker:

hannahoort:

astropheminism:

nonlinearfluctuations:

chemistry-of-chaos:

dinostuck:

scientistsarepeopletoo:

adventuresinchemistry:

smilesandvials:

shychemist:

It doesn’t seem dated, your attitude is dated. This is the 21st century.

Women deserve to be in STEM programs just as much as men. I’d wager they deserve to succeed in the Sciences even more than men because of the sexism and misogyny they experience.

They struggle to get in because they’re the minority, and a lot of people who could admit them are sexist (regardless of gender) because of the society they grew up in. Its not through any intellectual weakness. These women are amazing and just as smart as the men in their fields.

You have no right to say these things to these amazing women, many of whom I consider to be friends.

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Wow. That seems like really fucking wrong. And offensive.
And I would love to take some more time out of my day to be pissed about it.
But…
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It seems that I have a lot of fucking science to do. 
So, uh, screw that.
If anybody needs me, me and my lady bits will be getting some fucking science done.

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I’m oddly excited to have been name checked by this shitty anon. Because it means that the very fact that I got into an Ivy League, top 15 science PhD program (where I fucking belong) is a giant fuck you to shitty anon. Also, shitty anons make Lewis sad. Because Lewis is a feminists science hippo.

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imageBest way for me to deal with shitty nonnies who think women can’t do science? DO MORE SCIENCE!!!! MWAHAHAHA

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Crap, I’m a woman biologist. I’d go get another career but I have a groundbreaking thesis on rapid evolution of reproductive isolation between seed beetle populations to finish. 

I’m not a well-known tumblr scientist…but I am a scientist all the same. And while I could probably obtain a more gender-appropriate occupation… I’m pretty content with the fact I’m an atmospheric chemist Additionally, I am also one of the few women who have managed to be selected to intern at NASA’s airborne research program. 

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Do I not deserve a place in the STEM fields, anon? 

Hey ladies! Mind if some physicists join in?

At the CERN visiting the CMS part of the LHC where were were working for 8 months on both computational and experimental work:

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Presenting our research at a conference on Physics of Living Systems:
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And visiting the Wind Tunnel experiment after presenting our research at Max Planck Institute at a Advances in Cardiac Dynamics Workshop

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Oh, me? What do I do? I try to understand why superbursts happen in neutron stars! This is important because: they shouldn’t happen but they do. And the implications could be astoundingly helpful for things like, oh I don’t know, nuclear fusion.

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Oh, just me, at a conference after presenting this:

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"don’t belong there"?! excuse you! 
Im not a science tumblr but i am a girl and a geologist so i kinda prove you wrong…?

In the Sorbas Basin finding fossilised bird trackways and fossilised rain drops
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Using HCl to dissolve solnhofen plattenkalk (limestones) to make plastic copies of exceptional fossils  

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On board the HMS Discovery, a state of the art scientific ship which anchors at the NOC (national oceanography centre Southampton)

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Doing some geological mapping and fieldwork in Ingleton Yorkshire

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So yeh anon, you’re wrong and very very very outdated in your opinions 

oh wow this anon thinks that women don’t belong in STEM—

better throw my archaeology B.A. in the trash, burn my thesis and stop teaching biology, chemistry and physics to the 8-12th grades.

OH WAIT
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SCIENCE TO DO

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NO TIME FOR SEXIST MAN CHILD ANONS

oh I guess I should burn the cheque I got for guest lecturing in grad school too—

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Sorry, no time to answer douchey anon. To busy getting paid handsomely to do research things like this

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While dressed fabulously like this

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Because unlike the bullshit movies would tell you, geologists don’t wear white lab coats. Something to do with all that dirt. 

I’d tell my grad school and all the funding bodies that gave me a fellowship and research grants that they were totally mistaken because girls don’t science well except OOPS ALREADY GOT MY MS IN GEOLOGY, TOO LATE. 

Well darn. Guess I better just get back to doing science instead.

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emaginarium:

       ”It’s become clear that the men in our lives are too busy with hubris, bad jokes, and         secrets to worry about saving the world. Well, ladies, I propose a secret of our own.”S.H.I.E.L.D. has fallen. Part hostile takeover, part gross negligence. In the wake, the world is left without leaders. Without direction. Spared the reputation of her predecessor, Director Maria Hill (Smulders) has chosen the proactive approach to protecting the planet from threats both terrestrial and intergalactic. 
Taking two of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s former elites with her, Agent Sharon Carter (VanCamp) and the enigmatic Black Widow (Johansson), Hill embarks on the monumental quest of establishing a team of superheroes to call her own. She calls upon the strongest woman she knows, the Lady Sif of Asgard (Alexander), along with the smartest, Pepper Potts (Paltrow) to round out the team: five fearsome Avengers ready to perform the work the men aren’t fit to do. 
The team, dubbing themselves The Secret Avengers, quickly makes an enemy of a HYDRA cell run by the white-knuckle Viper (introducing Emily Blunt to the role), one of their top agents. Caught in the crossfire is another one of the organization’s top assassins, Jessica Drew (introducing Meghan Ory), known as Arachne, who has been brainwashed into believing S.H.I.E.L.D. is the enemy. 
Following an attempt on Pepper Potts’ life, Agent Carter and Sif capture the masked assassin and Hill, using her position as interim leader of the intelligence agency, accesses restricted technology in an attempt to undo the effects of the reality warping nanobots. Though it takes some time to get Drew to trust them, her intel on the inner workings of Viper’s cell gives the Secret Avengers the edge they need to infiltrate and dismantle HYDRA’s operations outside of Wundagore. Without causing $160 billion worth of damage. 
SECRET AVENGERS. COMING SOON TO CINEMAS NEAR YOU.

emaginarium:

       ”It’s become clear that the men in our lives are too busy with hubris, bad jokes, and
        secrets to worry about saving the world. Well, ladies, I propose a secret of our own.”

S.H.I.E.L.D. has fallen. Part hostile takeover, part gross negligence. In the wake, the world is left without leaders. Without direction. Spared the reputation of her predecessor, Director Maria Hill (Smulders) has chosen the proactive approach to protecting the planet from threats both terrestrial and intergalactic.

Taking two of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s former elites with her, Agent Sharon Carter (VanCamp) and the enigmatic Black Widow (Johansson), Hill embarks on the monumental quest of establishing a team of superheroes to call her own. She calls upon the strongest woman she knows, the Lady Sif of Asgard (Alexander), along with the smartest, Pepper Potts (Paltrow) to round out the team: five fearsome Avengers ready to perform the work the men aren’t fit to do.

The team, dubbing themselves The Secret Avengers, quickly makes an enemy of a HYDRA cell run by the white-knuckle Viper (introducing Emily Blunt to the role), one of their top agents. Caught in the crossfire is another one of the organization’s top assassins, Jessica Drew (introducing Meghan Ory), known as Arachne, who has been brainwashed into believing S.H.I.E.L.D. is the enemy.

Following an attempt on Pepper Potts’ life, Agent Carter and Sif capture the masked assassin and Hill, using her position as interim leader of the intelligence agency, accesses restricted technology in an attempt to undo the effects of the reality warping nanobots. Though it takes some time to get Drew to trust them, her intel on the inner workings of Viper’s cell gives the Secret Avengers the edge they need to infiltrate and dismantle HYDRA’s operations outside of Wundagore. Without causing $160 billion worth of damage. 

SECRET AVENGERS. COMING SOON TO CINEMAS NEAR YOU.

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kindaskimpy:

District Heroes.
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District Heroes.
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kindaskimpy:

District Heroes.
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District Heroes.
Panem today. Panem Tomorrow. Panem forever.
kindaskimpy:

District Heroes.
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kindaskimpy:

District Heroes.
Panem today. Panem Tomorrow. Panem forever.
kindaskimpy:

District Heroes.
Panem today. Panem Tomorrow. Panem forever.
ericscissorhands:

"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."
ericscissorhands:

"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."
ericscissorhands:

"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."
ericscissorhands:

"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."
ericscissorhands:

"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."
ericscissorhands:

"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."
ericscissorhands:

"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."
ericscissorhands:

"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."
ericscissorhands:

"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."
professorsparklepants:

sullacat:


New from J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore’s Army Reunites At Quidditch World Cup Final



Important things to take away from this: 
No one has managed to buy the Daily Prophet and fire Rita Skeeter (why? it’s well worth the money).
Harry is still living an active and adventurous life years after Voldemort’s defeat (I knew he was an adrenaline junkie).
Ron is going bald.
Harry and Krum have kept in touch over the years and are, presumably, still good friends.
The wizarding public knows about the Horcruxes and that the trio destroyed them.
Hermione is a rising star in the Ministry of Magic (like that’s a surprise).
Luna is as eccentric as always, and has made peace with her dad. 
professorsparklepants:

sullacat:


New from J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore’s Army Reunites At Quidditch World Cup Final



Important things to take away from this: 
No one has managed to buy the Daily Prophet and fire Rita Skeeter (why? it’s well worth the money).
Harry is still living an active and adventurous life years after Voldemort’s defeat (I knew he was an adrenaline junkie).
Ron is going bald.
Harry and Krum have kept in touch over the years and are, presumably, still good friends.
The wizarding public knows about the Horcruxes and that the trio destroyed them.
Hermione is a rising star in the Ministry of Magic (like that’s a surprise).
Luna is as eccentric as always, and has made peace with her dad. 
professorsparklepants:

sullacat:


New from J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore’s Army Reunites At Quidditch World Cup Final



Important things to take away from this: 
No one has managed to buy the Daily Prophet and fire Rita Skeeter (why? it’s well worth the money).
Harry is still living an active and adventurous life years after Voldemort’s defeat (I knew he was an adrenaline junkie).
Ron is going bald.
Harry and Krum have kept in touch over the years and are, presumably, still good friends.
The wizarding public knows about the Horcruxes and that the trio destroyed them.
Hermione is a rising star in the Ministry of Magic (like that’s a surprise).
Luna is as eccentric as always, and has made peace with her dad. 
professorsparklepants:

sullacat:


New from J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore’s Army Reunites At Quidditch World Cup Final



Important things to take away from this: 
No one has managed to buy the Daily Prophet and fire Rita Skeeter (why? it’s well worth the money).
Harry is still living an active and adventurous life years after Voldemort’s defeat (I knew he was an adrenaline junkie).
Ron is going bald.
Harry and Krum have kept in touch over the years and are, presumably, still good friends.
The wizarding public knows about the Horcruxes and that the trio destroyed them.
Hermione is a rising star in the Ministry of Magic (like that’s a surprise).
Luna is as eccentric as always, and has made peace with her dad. 
professorsparklepants:

sullacat:


New from J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore’s Army Reunites At Quidditch World Cup Final



Important things to take away from this: 
No one has managed to buy the Daily Prophet and fire Rita Skeeter (why? it’s well worth the money).
Harry is still living an active and adventurous life years after Voldemort’s defeat (I knew he was an adrenaline junkie).
Ron is going bald.
Harry and Krum have kept in touch over the years and are, presumably, still good friends.
The wizarding public knows about the Horcruxes and that the trio destroyed them.
Hermione is a rising star in the Ministry of Magic (like that’s a surprise).
Luna is as eccentric as always, and has made peace with her dad. 
professorsparklepants:

sullacat:


New from J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore’s Army Reunites At Quidditch World Cup Final



Important things to take away from this: 
No one has managed to buy the Daily Prophet and fire Rita Skeeter (why? it’s well worth the money).
Harry is still living an active and adventurous life years after Voldemort’s defeat (I knew he was an adrenaline junkie).
Ron is going bald.
Harry and Krum have kept in touch over the years and are, presumably, still good friends.
The wizarding public knows about the Horcruxes and that the trio destroyed them.
Hermione is a rising star in the Ministry of Magic (like that’s a surprise).
Luna is as eccentric as always, and has made peace with her dad. 

professorsparklepants:

sullacat:

New from J.K. Rowling: Dumbledore’s Army Reunites At Quidditch World Cup Final

Important things to take away from this: 

  1. No one has managed to buy the Daily Prophet and fire Rita Skeeter (why? it’s well worth the money).
  2. Harry is still living an active and adventurous life years after Voldemort’s defeat (I knew he was an adrenaline junkie).
  3. Ron is going bald.
  4. Harry and Krum have kept in touch over the years and are, presumably, still good friends.
  5. The wizarding public knows about the Horcruxes and that the trio destroyed them.
  6. Hermione is a rising star in the Ministry of Magic (like that’s a surprise).
  7. Luna is as eccentric as always, and has made peace with her dad. 

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kaywinnetleetam:


However loving his parents may have seemed, he [Simon] knew that, scratch the surface, and they’d scream and run away. And here he’s confronted with a guy who is just everyting he thinks is wrong about a person, who comes back for him when the chips are down because he’s on his crew. To me, that’s a  real parent, and that is an extremely beautiful thing to get to, and I think it’s very real… But the most important thing about ‘Safe’ was that relationship.

—Joss Whedon, Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume One
kaywinnetleetam:


However loving his parents may have seemed, he [Simon] knew that, scratch the surface, and they’d scream and run away. And here he’s confronted with a guy who is just everyting he thinks is wrong about a person, who comes back for him when the chips are down because he’s on his crew. To me, that’s a  real parent, and that is an extremely beautiful thing to get to, and I think it’s very real… But the most important thing about ‘Safe’ was that relationship.

—Joss Whedon, Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume One
kaywinnetleetam:


However loving his parents may have seemed, he [Simon] knew that, scratch the surface, and they’d scream and run away. And here he’s confronted with a guy who is just everyting he thinks is wrong about a person, who comes back for him when the chips are down because he’s on his crew. To me, that’s a  real parent, and that is an extremely beautiful thing to get to, and I think it’s very real… But the most important thing about ‘Safe’ was that relationship.

—Joss Whedon, Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume One
kaywinnetleetam:


However loving his parents may have seemed, he [Simon] knew that, scratch the surface, and they’d scream and run away. And here he’s confronted with a guy who is just everyting he thinks is wrong about a person, who comes back for him when the chips are down because he’s on his crew. To me, that’s a  real parent, and that is an extremely beautiful thing to get to, and I think it’s very real… But the most important thing about ‘Safe’ was that relationship.

—Joss Whedon, Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume One
kaywinnetleetam:


However loving his parents may have seemed, he [Simon] knew that, scratch the surface, and they’d scream and run away. And here he’s confronted with a guy who is just everyting he thinks is wrong about a person, who comes back for him when the chips are down because he’s on his crew. To me, that’s a  real parent, and that is an extremely beautiful thing to get to, and I think it’s very real… But the most important thing about ‘Safe’ was that relationship.

—Joss Whedon, Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume One
kaywinnetleetam:


However loving his parents may have seemed, he [Simon] knew that, scratch the surface, and they’d scream and run away. And here he’s confronted with a guy who is just everyting he thinks is wrong about a person, who comes back for him when the chips are down because he’s on his crew. To me, that’s a  real parent, and that is an extremely beautiful thing to get to, and I think it’s very real… But the most important thing about ‘Safe’ was that relationship.

—Joss Whedon, Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume One
kaywinnetleetam:


However loving his parents may have seemed, he [Simon] knew that, scratch the surface, and they’d scream and run away. And here he’s confronted with a guy who is just everyting he thinks is wrong about a person, who comes back for him when the chips are down because he’s on his crew. To me, that’s a  real parent, and that is an extremely beautiful thing to get to, and I think it’s very real… But the most important thing about ‘Safe’ was that relationship.

—Joss Whedon, Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume One
kaywinnetleetam:


However loving his parents may have seemed, he [Simon] knew that, scratch the surface, and they’d scream and run away. And here he’s confronted with a guy who is just everyting he thinks is wrong about a person, who comes back for him when the chips are down because he’s on his crew. To me, that’s a  real parent, and that is an extremely beautiful thing to get to, and I think it’s very real… But the most important thing about ‘Safe’ was that relationship.

—Joss Whedon, Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume One

kaywinnetleetam:

However loving his parents may have seemed, he [Simon] knew that, scratch the surface, and they’d scream and run away. And here he’s confronted with a guy who is just everyting he thinks is wrong about a person, who comes back for him when the chips are down because he’s on his crew. To me, that’s a  real parent, and that is an extremely beautiful thing to get to, and I think it’s very real… But the most important thing about ‘Safe’ was that relationship.

Joss Whedon, Firefly: The Official Companion, Volume One

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“What’s interesting about the wizarding world is when you take physical strength out of the equation, a woman can do magic just as powerfully as a man can do magic. A woman can fight just the same as a man.”
- J.K. Rowling

“What’s interesting about the wizarding world is when you take physical strength out of the equation, a woman can do magic just as powerfully as a man can do magic. A woman can fight just the same as a man.”
- J.K. Rowling

“What’s interesting about the wizarding world is when you take physical strength out of the equation, a woman can do magic just as powerfully as a man can do magic. A woman can fight just the same as a man.”
- J.K. Rowling

“What’s interesting about the wizarding world is when you take physical strength out of the equation, a woman can do magic just as powerfully as a man can do magic. A woman can fight just the same as a man.”

- J.K. Rowling

tamorapierce:

yellowis4happy:


"In a time of fear, the One Who I Promised will come to the raka, bearing glory in her train and justice in her hand. She will restore the god to his proper temple and his children to her right hand. She will be twice royal, wise and beloved, a living emblem of truth to her people…"

Sarai and Dove, with some closeups so you can see my sloppy, bleedy inks.
Deviantart

Aren’t they splendid?
tamorapierce:

yellowis4happy:


"In a time of fear, the One Who I Promised will come to the raka, bearing glory in her train and justice in her hand. She will restore the god to his proper temple and his children to her right hand. She will be twice royal, wise and beloved, a living emblem of truth to her people…"

Sarai and Dove, with some closeups so you can see my sloppy, bleedy inks.
Deviantart

Aren’t they splendid?
tamorapierce:

yellowis4happy:


"In a time of fear, the One Who I Promised will come to the raka, bearing glory in her train and justice in her hand. She will restore the god to his proper temple and his children to her right hand. She will be twice royal, wise and beloved, a living emblem of truth to her people…"

Sarai and Dove, with some closeups so you can see my sloppy, bleedy inks.
Deviantart

Aren’t they splendid?

tamorapierce:

yellowis4happy:

"In a time of fear, the One Who I Promised will come to the raka, bearing glory in her train and justice in her hand. She will restore the god to his proper temple and his children to her right hand. She will be twice royal, wise and beloved, a living emblem of truth to her people…"

Sarai and Dove, with some closeups so you can see my sloppy, bleedy inks.

Deviantart

Aren’t they splendid?

The basics are that for every one female-speaking character in family-rated films (G, PG and PG-13), there are roughly three male characters; that crowd and group scenes in these films — live-action and animated — contain only 17 percent female characters; and that the ratio of male-female characters has been exactly the same since 1946. Throw in the hypersexualization of many of the female characters that are there, even in G-rated movies, and their lack of occupations and aspirations and you get the picture.

It wasn’t the lack of female lead characters that first struck me about family films. We all know that’s been the case for ages, and we love when movies like The Hunger Games: Catching Fire and Frozen hit it big. It was the dearth of female characters in the worlds of the stories — the fact that the fictitious villages and jungles and kingdoms and interplanetary civilizations were nearly bereft of female population — that hit me over the head. This being the case, we are in effect enculturating kids from the very beginning to see women and girls as not taking up half of the space. Couldn’t it be that the percentage of women in leadership positions in many areas of society — Congress, law partners, Fortune 500 board members, military officers, tenured professors and many more — stall out at around 17 percent because that’s the ratio we’ve come to see as the norm?

OK, now for the fun part: It’s easy, fast and fun to add female characters, in two simple steps. And I want to be clear I’m not talking about creating more movies with a female lead. If you do, God bless and thank you. Please consider me for that role.

Step 1: Go through the projects you’re already working on and change a bunch of the characters’ first names to women’s names. With one stroke you’ve created some colorful unstereotypical female characters that might turn out to be even more interesting now that they’ve had a gender switch. What if the plumber or pilot or construction foreman is a woman? What if the taxi driver or the scheming politician is a woman? What if both police officers that arrive on the scene are women — and it’s not a big deal?

Step 2: When describing a crowd scene, write in the script, “A crowd gathers, which is half female.” That may seem weird, but I promise you, somehow or other on the set that day the crowd will turn out to be 17 percent female otherwise. Maybe first ADs think women don’t gather, I don’t know.

And there you have it. You have just quickly and easily boosted the female presence in your project without changing a line of dialogue.

Yes, we can and will work to tell more women’s stories, listen to more women’s voices and write richer female characters and to fix the 5-to-1 ratio of men/women behind the camera. But consider this: In all of the sectors of society that still have a huge gender disparity, how long will it take to correct that? You can’t snap your fingers and suddenly half of Congress is women. But there’s one category where the underrepresentation of women can be fixed tomorrow: onscreen. In the time it takes to make a movie or create a television show, we can change what the future looks like.

There are woefully few women CEOs in the world, but there can be lots of them in films. We haven’t had a woman president yet, but we have on TV. (Full disclosure: One of them was me.) How can we fix the problem of corporate boards being so unequal without quotas? Well, they can be half women instantly, onscreen. How do we encourage a lot more girls to pursue science, technology and engineering careers? By casting droves of women in STEM jobs today in movies and on TV. Hey, it would take me many years to become a real nuclear physicist, but I can play one tomorrow.

Here’s what I always say: If they can see it, they can be it.

— Geena Davis on gender equality in film and television [x] (via wesleywalesandersons)

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