Pros to Pacific Rim franchise expansion:
-Kaiju toys
-Jaeger Toys
-Possible bioengineers inspired to work on drift-tech?
-More cartoons
-Stories about the other worlds they took over and how they tried to fight back?
-More comics

Cons to Pacific Rim Popularity
-The desensitization towards Kaiju until they suddenly begin attacking Earth through a portal in the depths of the ocean, forcing humanity to fight back, and years later, two young Jaeger pilots go to take their 5th win…


ok so all these guys who are like “men have it hard too!!! we’re expected to be manly and emotionless, we have feelings!!!” do realize that it’s other men who enforce those standards on guys. literally guys created those standards to be more powerful than women. so maybe instead of getting angry at girls for talking about their oppression, realize that you should be fighting with girls against unfair gender expectations and inequality 

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miscommunication as a plot device makes me angry

if you just talked to each other but no

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Q: Girls are discouraged? That sounds so 1970s.

A: There was a 2001 study that showed in fourth grade, 68% of boys and 66% of girls like science. Starting in sixth, seventh and eighth grade, we lose girls and boys, but we lose more girls and for different reasons: lingering stereotypes, societal pressures. It’s well known that many girls have a tendency to dumb down when they’re in middle school. Just last week, I was talking to senior executives, and a woman told me that she was the best biology student in high school and had the highest exam scores. At the end of the semester, a teacher told her: “I’m sorry, but I’m going to have to give the award in biology to a boy, because it’s more important to him.” Almost every time that I give a speech or meet with a group of women, I’ll hear such stories.

Q: Boys earn 70% of the D’s and F’s in school and account for 80% of dropouts. Shouldn’t we fear more for their future?

A: It’s a big problem. Women earn the majority of undergraduate degrees in the U.S. and last year earned more Ph.D.s than men. But keeping girls in the science and math pipeline is a separate problem with different causes. It’s important we address both. You don’t stop research on breast cancer just because heart disease is also deadly. You work on both.

Q: Suppose you were an executive of a corporation that needs engineers. You meet a girl in high school. She scored in the 99th percentile in math on her SATs, yet says she wants to major in psychology or go to law school, because those careers sound more interesting. What do you tell her?

A: I’d introduce her to the coolest female engineer in the company. Girls tend to have a stereotype of engineers being 65-year-old guys who wear lab coats and pocket protectors and look like Einstein. Try to make it personal to them and show them some of the cool things that they can do in engineering.

Q: Let’s talk Lawrence Summers. The Harvard president recently resigned after giving a controversial speech a year ago suggesting that men might simply be predisposed to be better at math and science. Is there at least a grain of truth in what he said?

A: (Laughs). Suppose you came across a woman lying on the street with an elephant sitting on her chest. You notice she is short of breath. Shortness of breath can be a symptom of heart problems. In her case, the much more likely cause is the elephant on her chest.

For a long time, society put obstacles in the way of women who wanted to enter the sciences. That is the elephant. Until the playing field has been leveled and lingering stereotypes are gone, you can’t even ask the question.

Q: I will anyway. There are many obvious biological differences between men and women. This can’t be one?

A: There are obvious differences, but until you eliminate the more obvious cause, it’s difficult to get at the question scientifically. Look at law, medicine and business. In 1970 — that’s not ancient history — law school was 5% female, med school was 8% and business school was 4%. You could have taken a look at those numbers and concluded that women don’t make good lawyers or doctors. The statistics might have supported you. But today, all of those fields are about 50-50.


— Sally Ride (the first American woman in space) giving awesome answers to insipid questions in this interview.  (via itsawomansworld2)

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Stahma Tarr - Season 2 (X)

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Guess what’s back after months? A giveaway! I’ve cooled down from my outburst and I can’t stay upset forever! So I’ll do something nice for everyone! (and in time for the finale!)

So I’m picking out three winners who take any of these three necklaces of their choice! Two of them are my classic and famous necklaces (What is Important & Cas’ Grace) along with a new necklace for Dean!

-this is open to everyone! Including international! 
-reblogs as much as you wish! And likes do count!
-following me is not required, but that will be very sweet of you though! 
-MUST BE REBLOGING FROM YOUR MAIN ACCOUNT! (No giveaway blogs, lets make this a fair for everyone!)
-deadline is May 20, 2014 @ 11PM EST! (S9 FINALE DATE!!)
-Have your inbox open please! That’s how I’ll let you know that you won!

(Any of these items can be bought from the shop! Also I’m having a mini sale on What is Important necklace, it has been temporarily marked down till 5/10)

And best of luck to all!

All items can be bought here:

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oh my fucking god this print


oh my fucking god this print

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i got a new bathtub yesterday

i got a new bathtub yesterday

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