The doubts. You had to save me from my constant doubts. That deep-seeded feeling that I wasn’t good enough for anything - I was a fake at my job, I wasn’t your equal, my friends would forget me if I moved away for a month. It wasn’t as easy as hearing voices - nobody was telling me this. It was just something I knew. Everyone else was playing along, but I was sure that one day they would all stop.
—— The Lover’s Dictionary: a novel, David Levithan.
THOR IS A WOMAN. NOT LADY THOR. NOT SHE-THOR. JUST THOR. NEW THOR. WOMAN.
SAM WILSON IS THE NEW CAPTAIN AMERICA. THEY GAVE THE FALCON THE SHIELD. THEY GAVE THE FIRST AFRICAN-AMERICAN SUPERHERO THE GODDAMN RED WHITE AND BLUE SHIELD.
MARVEL I DON’T HAVE ENOUGH CAPS LOCK FOR THE ENORMITY OF THIS WEEK’S ANNOUNCEMENTS.
Jeremy Knowles, discussing the complete lack of recognition Cecilia Payne gets, even today, for her revolutionary discovery. (via alliterate)
OH WAIT LEMME TELL YOU ABOUT CECILIA PAYNE.
Cecilia Payne’s mother refused to spend money on her college education, so she won a scholarship to Cambridge.
Cecilia Payne completed her studies, but Cambridge wouldn’t give her a degree because she was a woman, so she said fuck that and moved to the United States to work at Harvard.
Cecilia Payne was the first person ever to earn a Ph.D. in astronomy from Radcliffe College, with what Otto Strauve called “the most brilliant Ph.D. thesis ever written in astronomy.”
Not only did Cecilia Payne discover what the universe is made of, she also discovered what the sun is made of (Henry Norris Russell, a fellow astronomer, is usually given credit for discovering that the sun’s composition is different from the Earth’s, but he came to his conclusions four years later than Payne—after telling her not to publish).
Cecilia Payne is the reason we know basically anything about variable stars (stars whose brightness as seen from earth fluctuates). Literally every other study on variable stars is based on her work.
Cecilia Payne was the first woman to be promoted to full professor from within Harvard, and is often credited with breaking the glass ceiling for women in the Harvard science department and in astronomy, as well as inspiring entire generations of women to take up science.
Cecilia Payne is awesome and everyone should know her.
always reblog because you know women
imagine how pissed bucky got when he learned that steve jumped on a grenade in training camp
#Peggy tells the story with the utmost fondness#Bucky goes really still#and then sLOWLY turns to LOOK at Steve#who very pointedly is looking straight ahead#slowly starting to sweat as Bucky’s tries to glare a hole stRAIGHT THROUGH HIS THICK GODDAMN SKULL