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Ashley, 19, faux-redhead, 5'2" and rocking it. I love languages, feminism, vintage fashion, makeup, reading, yoga, TV shows, sewing, and tea. Future Computer Science major. Proud Ravenclaw.

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

amor-e-ishq:

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raistlinne:

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.

Oh I’m sorry, I didn’t realize that being a woman would prevent me from, say, be the top class and personally handpicked by my Materials Engineering teacher (renowed nationally and ALSO a woman) to develop a thesis in that area.

Look at me /not/ reppin’ motherfucker Motörhead on the lab

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Or at the installation I obviously /did not/ develop based on a computer program for conduting explosions with graphite flakes

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Or me /not/ using ear protection for said explosions while wearing a cute as fuck shirt with tiny skulls

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And the kicker? Got companies already eating eachother because of what a huge breakthrough this method will be, if I make it happen.

So kindly FUCK OFF. We ladies have science to do.

Oh whoops I accidentally saved my SMALL (<50 employees) tech company over $150k in my first year of being hired as a biomedical engineer by knowing my shit, which led to the GM of my company singing my praises at like 5 company-wide meetings and me getting an unheard of raise.

Not to mention, the first product I designed and launched made unexpected profits in the first quarter, and expectations were high.

But yeah, I totally don’t belong in engineering, obviously. 

No pics of me at my desk, against co. policy obviously, so here’s me drinking tea before I go off to figure out shit that no one else can:

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you are all literally my heroes 

bless this post

lipsitck:

When i was little i never thought that eyebrows would ever be this important to me.

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I think I’m going to change my hair dye routine and see if I like it.  The beauty of dyeing my hair a rich red with Manic Panic is that if I don’t like the new color, I wash my hair with warm water for a week and dye it back to my usual color!

My dream color is a really intense/rich copper with rose gold/blush/peach/warm pink in it somewhere.  Maybe subtle highlights, maybe ombre, something, I don’t even care.  I just want rose gold hair (I LOVE the current trend of platinum hair with rose gold, but I’m too much of a wimp to bleach my hair that light).  But even though I want a change, I’m not sure I want that big of a change just yet.  So I think I’m going to add orange to my mix and see if I can get a copper color I like.  I’m thinking either Manic Panic Electric Lava or Electric Tiger Lily, it really depends on what Sally’s has when my mom and sister go there tomorrow, haha.  The Lava, from what I can find online, looks good on unbleached hair (I think my hair has finally all grown out pretty much?  I know I still have some highlighted spots, but all the bleach-damaged bits are gone finally), and Tiger Lily looks like it will, too.  My current color was an experiment, so might as well experiment and find a new one!  If/once I settle on a copper I like, I might see about getting some pale pink in there somehow…

panicatthedanetrain:

Things I DO NOT want:

  • Another pretty face
  • Just anyone to hold
  • My love to go to waste

Things I DO want:

  • You
  • Your beautiful soul

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  • DC: Wonder Woman is too difficult to find a movie audience for-
  • Marvel: YO YOU LIKE BLACK WIDOW? HERE SHE IS IN THE NEXT CAPTAIN AMERICA MOVIE WITH A TON OF SCREENTIME AND MAJOR ASSKICKING SKILLS
  • DC: We can't allow the lesbians in Batwoman to get married in the comic, sorry.
  • Marvel: HEY GUESS WHAT WE'RE GONNA FEATURE A GAY WEDDING ON THE COVER OF AN X-MEN ISSUE
  • DC: The new direction for storytelling needs to be dark, gritty, mature and cynical.
  • Marvel: DUDE CHECK IT OUT LOKI GOES SPEED DATING IS THAT NOT THE BEST SHIT EVER
  • DC: After years of rumors, the Superman/Batman movie is finally coming, but with a new actor and suit for Batman and MAYBE a cameo from Wonder Woman.
  • Marvel: PHASE 2 MOTHERFUCKERS EVERYONE IS IN EVERYONE'S MOVIE AND THERE AIN'T NO STOPPIN US NOW
  • DC: We can try to add maybe one or two 'people of color' to our lineup...maybe...
  • Marvel: NEW MS MARVEL THAT'S MUSLIM AMERICAN, BITCHES.
  • DC: We feel no problem with Batman's vengeful personality being like wet cardboard.
  • Marvel: NEW LATINA GHOST RIDER WHO SEEKS VENGEANCE WHILE TAKING HIS AWEET LIL BRO FOR ICE CREAM
  • DC: We can't mention any superhero titles in our movies, that's ridiculous.
  • Marvel: FUCK YEAH YOU WANT A RACOON VOICED BY BRADLEY COOPER WITH A GIANT GUN? YOU WANT VIN DIESEL PLAYING A TREE? AMY FUCKING POND PLAYING A SEXY BALD SPACE PIRATE? HERE YOU FUCKERS GO
  • DC: Our fanbase is mostly white males, I'm sure our focus is-
  • Marvel: NEW SHE HULK LINE WHERE SHE GOES TO COURT THEN SAVES NEW YORK
  • DC: Wait-
  • Marvel: NEW FEMALE THOR
  • DC: I didn't-
  • Marvel: NEW BLACK CAPTAIN AMERICA
  • Marvel: TAKE ALL THIS COOL SHIT MARVEL BE OUTIE
  • Marvel: PEACE

rhydonmyhardon:

you are my laptop

my only laptop

you make me happy

when the skies are grey

you’ll never know dear

how much i love you

so please dont take

the charger 

away

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charlesoberonn:

If you disrespect people in the tech industry, the angry spirits of Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer, and Grace Hopper, the creator of the first compiler, will delete all the commenting from someone’s code just before you have to debug it.

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Anonymous asked: pink red green

Pink: 4 facts about my parents.

  1.  My father is an asshole
  2. My mom has literally the worst ADD I’ve ever encountered.
  3. My father was in the Navy for 20 years, and retired when I was 12.
  4. My mom was going to go into the Army and be a translator, but she married my father instead.

Red: 5 facts about my first bestfriend(s).   (I have three best friends, so these won’t all be about the same person)

  1. My absolute best friend is my boyfriend.  We’ve been together since 2010.
  2. He hates math jokes/puns, so I make sure to tell him at least one a week. <3
  3. My next bestest friend and I are so creepily alike that we call ourselves twins.  So alike that we finished each other’s sentences after only a few months of being friends, which creeped out our other friends to no end.
  4. She goes to college in PA, and we’re both terrible at keeping in touch, so we mutually don’t talk much during the school year.
  5. My last best friend and I geek out talking about programming and stuff, because he’s a comp sci major, and that’s what I’m planning on majoring in.

Green: 8 facts about my body

  1. I really like my eyes.  They’re a cool hazel color, with lots of green and amber.
  2. I’m naturally blonde, and I don’t like my natural hair color at all.  It washes me out really badly.
  3. I freckle and burn easily.
  4. I have quite a few scars: one on each knee from falling when I was 11, one on the side of my knee that I actually don’t know how I got, one on my finger where I accidentally stabbed myself with a pencil when I was 9 (and my teacher almost didn’t let me go to the nurse until she saw how much blood there was).  There’s more, but those are the kind of interesting ones.  I also have a weird tingly spot on my left index finger from accidentally slicing it open with a knife.  There’s a bit of a scar, but mostly I just notice the tingly spot whenever something touches it.
  5. I have a heart-shaped birthmark on the back of my right thigh.
  6. I’m really pale.
  7. I have a widow’s peak and the world’s worst cowlick as a result of it.  I can’t have bangs because the cowlick doesn’t let them lay right (I say a year into growing my bangs out, yet I still keep trimming them too short…)
  8. I don’t really bruise.

Thanks for asking!

Purple: 10 facts about my room.
Blue: 9 facts about my family.
Green: 8 facts about my body
Yellow: 7 facts about my childhood
Orange: 6 facts about my home town.
Red: 5 facts about my bestfriend(s).
Pink: 4 facts about my parents.
White: 3 facts about my personality.
Grey: 2 facts about my favourite things
Black: 1 fact about the person I like.

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rebeccacrane:

girls don’t like boys girls like cake and female protagonists in video games

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