I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…

When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.

Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.

Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.

…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.

So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.

Neil DeGrasse Tyson in response to a question posed by Lawrence Summers, former Treasury Security and Harvard University President

"What’s up with chicks and science?"

Are there genetic differences between men and women, explain why more men are in science.

(via magnius159)


Sneak peak of what I’ve been doing since 5am! Guillermo del Toro and Mia Wasikowska behind the scenes of Crimson Peak (2015), filming in Kingston, Ontario (photos taken by me on April 14, 2014).

I have absolutely no idea what this film is about and I don’t even care. If there were tickets available I would already be buying them.
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Sneak peak of what I’ve been doing since 5am! Guillermo del Toro and Mia Wasikowska behind the scenes of Crimson Peak (2015), filming in Kingston, Ontario (photos taken by me on April 14, 2014).

I have absolutely no idea what this film is about and I don’t even care. If there were tickets available I would already be buying them.
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Sneak peak of what I’ve been doing since 5am! Guillermo del Toro and Mia Wasikowska behind the scenes of Crimson Peak (2015), filming in Kingston, Ontario (photos taken by me on April 14, 2014).

I have absolutely no idea what this film is about and I don’t even care. If there were tickets available I would already be buying them.

When I first got this role I just cried like a baby because I was like, “Wow, next Halloween, I’m gonna open the door and there’s gonna be a little kid dressed as the Falcon.” That’s the thing that always gets me. I feel like everybody deserves that. I feel like there should be a Latino superhero. Scarlett does great representation for all the other girls, but there should be a Wonder Woman movie. I don’t care if they make 20 bucks, if there’s a movie you’re gonna lose money on, make it Wonder Woman. You know what I mean, ’cause little girls deserve that.

Anthony Mackie (via rexilla)