We tell our women “get into science, get into math, get into the pipeline.” Who wants to be in a pipeline full of acid?--

Alicia Menendez - The View

I’m at the car dealership, waiting for my service recall to be completed, and this statement caught the attention of every woman in the room. Unsurprisingly, they all nodded in assent while the few men in the room looked uncomfortable.

The point is valid: even if access to STEM and other male dominated fields is made available, we need to do something about the culture in the field. Access to a pipeline full of acid, while it is still access, serves to maintain inequality.

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so my sister works in STEM & if you talked to her for like 5 minutes she can tell you how true this is. it’s fucking poisonous

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Schrainbachwasserfall by Sven Petersen

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It’s beyond silly to say that any woman who is getting smacked around thinks it’s acceptable to be smacked around. No one knows better than a woman who is being abused that it is wrong. Not leaving isn’t the same as consent. I stayed because I was traumatized and isolated. I believed that Hank really loved me and that no man with less passion/ anger (those words were conflated for me) would ever love me like him.

When people act surprised that men who beat their romantic partners are charming, it makes me question their logic skills. Not all charming men are abusive, but you’re not going to have a romantic partner to beat if you’re not charming at some point. The drama and romance are often an important part. Violent and manipulative partners are not being horrible around the clock; something else draws us into them. What women would fall in love with a man that smacked her on the first date?

Sometimes my sorority makes a shit load of pies for events and then my brain and tongues gets really screwy and lazy from all the different syllables and I end up just thinking I’m part of “pie pie pie pie pie beta pie pie pie pie pie” 

Note to Self:

When a problem is described with a 

To do this, you will have to do some computations. These are quite tedious by hand, but are easy using Excel, Maple, Mathematica, MATLAB, or a computer program

It means you really really should NOT do it by hand. And just because it does not explicitly mention “python” or “Java” does not mean you can’t use them or that you don’t know how to use them. Write that goddamn python script, Pei.


Girls are trained to say, ‘I wrote this, but it’s probably really stupid.’ Well, no, you wouldn’t write a novel if you thought it was really stupid. Men are much more comfortable going, ‘I wrote this book because I have a unique perspective that the world needs to hear.’ Girls are taught from the age of seven that if you get a compliment, you don’t go, ‘Thank you’, you go, ‘No, you’re insane.’--Lena Dunham (x)

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We realized that the the online reading questions were configured to only display the Show Answer button after you’ve gotten the question *right*, which eliminates a lot of the benefit of the Show Answer button. :(

We just changed the settings so that the Show Answer button now appears as soon as you’ve tried to answer the question and pressed Check.  You’re still welcome (and encouraged) to try again, as many times as you want, before you push Show Answer.  And remember that *doing* the reading exercises is what matters, not necessarily getting them right on the first try.

omg THANK YOU. There are a lot of questions that are like “select all that apply” and there’s like 12392835 choices so if I couldn’t get it right after 9184 tries, I resorted to systematically trying all the combination of possible answers 

Working on my bed, sinking into memory foam, is great and my butt is super happy, but it really kills your shoulders and wrists and neck… And my productivity might have gone a bit down, thought I’m so unproductive by default that it’s hard to tell. 

Spreading all the papers out on a surface that is twice as big as my desk is also nice, but then I’m really afraid of wrinkling them since I hate wrinkled papers. But buying a clipboard last year was a really great idea, even for standing by the chalkboard while talking to a TA during office hours and trying to scribble down everything she says. 

If I don’t open my window, my room smells weird. If I do open the window, because I’m psetting on my bed with my back against the wall, my feet stick out of the bed right into where the wind blows from the open window and my feet turn into icicles. Why does my room have to smell so weird?? 

Some quick thoughts:

  • Whoops I bought some more makeup oh dear
  • I also have way too many bobby pins and hair ties now but at least that’s better than a few weeks ago when i was low on hair ties (but still swimming in bobby pins)
  • I really want to go out and take more pictures before the weather gets too bad and the work gets too heavy (hah jk I’m already drowning in things to do). 
  • There also also more lens I really want but yeah, no. Who wants to have a girl awkward tell them to move around and have her derp around a lot? 
  • I just bought two pairs of boots online?? Hopefully they both fit and are comfy
  • I finally went through the effort of breaking in a pair of shoes I received a year ago. Maybe I an wear them more now? If only they had a better sole that didn’t make me constantly afraid I’ll fall and die
  • I really liked the chapter chats we did today where we got into groups and just talked about our week. I hope they tell exec to move around to different groups though or else they’ll be constantly in the same circle. 
  • I realized I’m very uncomfortable around people who are even more soft spoken than I am. I don’t think this is something surprising, but it’s hard to keep a conversation going when you’re both quiet yeah?
  • I’m rather worried for the coming week. Too much work to do…


Ginza Bairin.

After months of being on hiatus on food post, I’m back into getting food porn back on your dash! haha! I miss trying out new places with Paul. So much so that we tried a Japanese Restaurant before heading off to meeting our friends for a snack in the afternoon. He got a katsu set and I got gyoza which I consumed alone (yey!). The gyoza was perfectly cooked to my liking which rarely happens. I really missed this. Let this be a vow that we won’t let anything get in the way of us pigging out! Finding new places and eating yummies is definitely a hard habit to break.

  • Prof: What can 4 stand for?
  • Student 1: Number of turtles in a box!
  • Student 2: Fire, water, earth air!
  • Student 3: The four seasons!
  • Prof: Yes! winter, spring, fall!.. And the other one!

That moment all the graders have keys to the problem set boxes but no one else does so all the TAs and professors are scrambling to find a key somehow because psets need to be returned tomorrow and there’s a long email chain clogging up your inbox because of it.