“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?””
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Astronaut Sally Ride and the Burden of Being “The First” (via yahighway)

Men don’t appreciate the amount of self-control women have to exercise in order not to spend their entire lives facepalming.

(via vulvanity)

shoulderkeyroyalty:

legolas-the-house-elf:

fuks:

holy f

IVE PROBABLY BEEN LAUGHING AT THIS FOR TEN MINUTES STRAIGHT

I STARTED LAUGHING UNCONTROLLABLY ANF MY PARENTS RAN UPSTAIRS THINKING I GOT HURT DNDBJSJDBT

Sometimes I’m just so angry about the terrible things happening and the terrible apathy that lets it happen and I just want to do something now but there are so many people in this country and everything takes such a long time with this political system we made rewardin’ massive corporate interests left and right

but it’s okay, because I’m going to do something regardless

small steps in any small thing like ethical chocolate and voting for prison reform

I can fix the entirety of the world later no problem right

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labyrinth-of-butts:

Fucking hell I’m sleeping to this for the rest of my life

toopaletofunction:

staythatswhatimeanttosay:

One nation, under Canada, above Mexico.

with liberty and justice for some