allinthefoam

notforthetoweringdead:

"If more girls wanted to be scientists, there would be more female scientists"

*takes a deep breath* WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY THAT ACTIVELY DISCOURAGES FEMALE INTELLIGENCE BY PAINTING IT AS A NON FEMININE TRAIT AND SETS UP MALES TO BE IN POSITIONS OF ACADEMIC SUPERIORITY DESPITE THERE BEING NO CORRELATION BETWEEN GENDER AND ACADEMIC ABILITY thank you for your time

allthingslinguistic

allthingslinguistic:

If you aren’t following (and possibly participating in) #LingTomSwifties, you’re missing out on some truly excellent humour. A few of my favourites so far: 

"I’ve never been a fan of Whorfianism" Tom dissed Sapir

"I still don’t know how to form the subjunctive," Tom said moodily.

"Never trust an /l/ in coda position" said Tom darkly

"I’m nervous about the future," said Tom tensely.

The PIE voiceless stops became voiceless fricatives in Germanic, said Tom grimly.

jeannierocket

snoochtothedooch:

nubbsgalore:

during the autumn rutting season, red deer stag find themselves with elaborate bracken crowns from having rubbed their heads against the ground, which they do to strengthen their neck muscles so as to help them in battle with those competing for the affections of the does. photos by (click pic) mark smith, toby melville, luke millward and greg morgan in london’s richmond park. (see also: more autumn rut in richmond park)

I AM THE KING OF THE FOREST

thetardisofbakerstreet

gothiccharmschool:

activewitness:

mad—but—magic:

bundere:

daughteroctober:

x

honestly, this is so important though. at 18, i had been depressed for so long that i was afraid of what would happen if it were to get treatment. “if this part of me goes away, who am i? will i still be the same me?” i was legitimately afraid of getting help for myself. your depression may shape you, but it doesn’t define you.

THIS IS SO FUCKING VALIDATING I CAN’T EVEN.

GETTING HELP DOES NOT MEAN LOSING CREATIVITY.

Let me repeat that, in case you weren’t clear: getting help - therapy, medication, self-care - does NOT mean losing creativity. I know too many fabulous creative people who lose themselves and their art to this nonsense.