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nickgerber:

Dusk on the rails. 

Home.

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queenfattyoftherollpalace:

I don’t care how many times I’ve reblogged this 

This scene always stuck with me as a kid and I can’t remember a single other things about this film. Now, I always ask “What else?”

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phoenixfloaz:

The Scully EffectOne of the most frustrating aspects of this scarcity is that we know just how significant an influence powerful female, scientist role models can have on young women.Perhaps the most prominent example of this power has come to be known as the “Scully Effect.” Named for Special Agent Dana Scully, the medical doctor and FBI agent who was one half of the investigative team on “The X-Files”, the Scully Effect accounts for the notable increase in women who pursued careers in science, medicine, and law enforcement as a result of living with Dana Scully over the nine years “The X-Files” ran on Fox.The show has been off the air for more than a decade. Yet the character of Dana Scully remains a powerful example of how a dynamic female character whose primary pursuit is science—not romantic relationships—can have a lasting impact on our culture.
— by Christopher Zumski Finke (x)

phoenixfloaz:

The Scully Effect

One of the most frustrating aspects of this scarcity is that we know just how significant an influence powerful female, scientist role models can have on young women.

Perhaps the most prominent example of this power has come to be known as the “Scully Effect.” Named for Special Agent Dana Scully, the medical doctor and FBI agent who was one half of the investigative team on “The X-Files”, the Scully Effect accounts for the notable increase in women who pursued careers in science, medicine, and law enforcement as a result of living with Dana Scully over the nine years “The X-Files” ran on Fox.

The show has been off the air for more than a decade. Yet the character of Dana Scully remains a powerful example of how a dynamic female character whose primary pursuit is science—not romantic relationships—can have a lasting impact on our culture.

— by Christopher Zumski Finke (x)

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thedailyshow:

Extended Interview: Malala Yousafzai http://on.cc.com/XD2HLh #BackToSchool

If only we had more role models like this for young women.  She is my hero.

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stunningpicture:

This is the single best Ask Amy response I’ve ever read

Amy:1  Snobs:0

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whendoiturnbackintoapumpkin:

ladimcbeth:

Apparently the USS Voyager did some recruiting from the 20th century, its roster of deceased crew members includes a number of familiar names: J. Bartlett, L. McGarry, T. Ziegler, J. Lyman, S. Seaborn, Claudia J. Craig, Charles Young.

This just buried the needle on my personal Nerd-O-Meter.

Oh. My. God. I am speechless. I… Okay they spelled some names wrong, but OMG! I need to re-watch Voyager.

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coolchicksfromhistory:

Nellie Bly, pen name of Elizabeth Jane Cochran

(1864-1922)

-Began reporting for a Pittsburgh newspaper on women’s issues (divorce, factory work) as a teenager

-Went undercover as a mental patient, leading to changes in how the mentally ill were treated

-Achieved a world record by travelling around the world in seventy two days

-Retired from journalism at 30 to marry a millionaire industrialist

-Took over her husband’s factory after his death

-Invented a type of milk can and a type of garbage can

-Returned to journalism in her 50s, her reporting on the outbreak of WWI made her the US’s first female war correspondent

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"I want women to have help from the government. I want women to earn what men earn. I want everyone to earn enough so that everyone can make the right choice for their family, and after that, it’s none of your business who stays home and who goes to work."

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