Teemo’s on duty at work today :) it’s definitely not hunting season! #lcs #leagueoflegends

Teemo’s on duty at work today :) it’s definitely not hunting season! #lcs #leagueoflegends

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Waiting for the metro into town #newcastlepride #picstitch #representing #bitw

Waiting for the metro into town #newcastlepride #picstitch #representing #bitw

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Anonymous said: 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

cicatrixtwigs:

howstuffworks:

neuro-genesis:

molecularbiologistproblems:

lemisscus:

hammerforscale:

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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Yo, I haven’t posted for a while, but I’m doing a PhD in isotope geochemistry and this made me mad enough to come out of the Pb isotope lab and take this ‘selfie’ to make damn sure no-one thinks that girls can’t do science. I do what I do because I love it, and you know what? I kick ass at it. So jog on hateful anon, we’ve got science to do. 

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I have studied nearly every single branch of math and science including but not limited to; geology, astrophysics, mathematics, chemistry, geochemistry, geochronology, nuclear physics, micropaleontology, microbiology, astronomy, logic, physics, biology, oceanography, paleontology, and so many more. The fact that ANYONE has the fucking gall to say that women don’t belong in those subjects is absolutely ludicrous. I work harder than most people I know, and seeing someone tell me that I don’t belong in the field I have decided to dedicate my life to is beyond me. Go fuck yourself if you think that a woman doesn’t belong in STEM programs. Go. Fuck. Yourself. Let me show you how much I actually do, how much work it actually is, and how little of it some uneducated anonymous fuck would actually understand.

imageThese are microfossils that I study. They help with finding oil that allows you to live your life in the comfort you are used to. 

imageThe tedious work of extracting mineral grains that are no larger than a speck of dust. One slip of the hand, and your data is lost. 

imageUsing laser ablation inductively coupled mass spectrometry to measure radioactive decay in microscopic mineral grains. p.s. that single grain on the screen is over a billion years old.image

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Did I mention countless hours of field work which includes hiking with loads over 30 pounds and elevation gains of more than 1000 feet in the scorching heat of the desert or pouring rain in the mountains to collect data? Most of which would push the physical limits of most people, yet this requires constant physical and mental work for 8 hours straight. every. single. day. 

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Or how about presenting research?

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I know I am a successful person, and I am exactly where I belong. If you think otherwise, well, you have a lot of waking up to do. 

This anon makes me really sad. Lady scientists, you most certainly belong here! I love you all!

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This post is so inspiring… it’s great to actually SEE ladies doing their thing in whatever STEM niche they occupy. I support all my female peers in science! (I’m a biochemistry major with a focus on pharmacology, and damn it I WILL be a doctor one day.)

We love this! Keep it up, ladies!

You GO, scientist ladies!

Strangely, in my life, the only people I know that I would consider “professional scientists” (for want of a better grouping for various fields of lab/research work) are women! At least 5 of them to zero men, sooooo…

Hey ladies, I’m here to join the party, not allowed to post pics cause I work in industrial research for Procter and Gamble helping keep your dishes and clothes clean with my chemistry degree every day. Oh and I’m about to join a STEM group where I’ll go into school helping kids get excited about science and engineering because the future rocks and everyone should love science! Yay!

1 week ago
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Holden progress, doing an extra repeat because I had loads of yarn left :)

Holden progress, doing an extra repeat because I had loads of yarn left :)

1 week ago
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unamusedsloth:

Le Gogh

Max - “that looks like Joss Whedon!”Me - “can’t unsee”

unamusedsloth:

Le Gogh

Max - “that looks like Joss Whedon!”

Me - “can’t unsee”

(via theknittyditty)

1 week ago
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On second run through of chart on my Holden, not too much further to go. #knitting

On second run through of chart on my Holden, not too much further to go. #knitting

2 weeks ago
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theknittyditty:

rawxeee:

astrall-cooties:

comforthawk:

avaruu:

venitaspeaks:

Suffocated by life

Tortured by meth addicts.
That’s actually pretty fucked up.

skinned alive by everything
gdi this is what I get for going ‘ohno he’s cute’ when ramsay fucking bolton is introduced

Assassinated by a cloud

Skinned alive by mankind.Well then.

Devoured by living… Isn’t that how it’s supposed to work anyway?

Strangled by my family, nice!

theknittyditty:

rawxeee:

astrall-cooties:

comforthawk:

avaruu:

venitaspeaks:

Suffocated by life

Tortured by meth addicts.

That’s actually pretty fucked up.

skinned alive by everything

gdi this is what I get for going ‘ohno he’s cute’ when ramsay fucking bolton is introduced

Assassinated by a cloud

Skinned alive by mankind.


Well then.

Devoured by living… Isn’t that how it’s supposed to work anyway?

Strangled by my family, nice!

(Source: harryfloorcorn)

3 weeks ago
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shortyazk:

vickehtoria1:

When my straight friends refuse to cuddle with me.

Love it!

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The Middleman 1x12: The Palindrome Reversal Palindrome

(Source: lizznotliz, via goshyesthemiddleman)

1 day ago
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Finished knitting blocking in the sun :)

Finished knitting blocking in the sun :)

1 week ago
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Max is helping me cast off. Stealth #dodger and #jessecox in the background

Max is helping me cast off. Stealth #dodger and #jessecox in the background

1 week ago
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I hate distance. You meet the best people and they are always far away.
New tea to try, excited! Need to organise my tea stash because I apparently now have one.

New tea to try, excited! Need to organise my tea stash because I apparently now have one.

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laughterkey:

literallysokka:

itsramez:

please be courteous this 4th. of July if you have a veteran in your neighborhood 

This is something very very important which I’ve never thought about until now

My dad used to have issues with mortar smoke - remember it’s not just the noise that can be a problem.

laughterkey:

literallysokka:

itsramez:

please be courteous this 4th. of July if you have a veteran in your neighborhood 

This is something very very important which I’ve never thought about until now

My dad used to have issues with mortar smoke - remember it’s not just the noise that can be a problem.

(via neil-gaiman)

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