1. smartgirlsattheparty:

stuffmomnevertoldyou:

Cosmopolitan, April 1967 — when computer programming was considered an ideal woman’s occupation.

In an article titled “The Computer Girls,” the magazine described the field as offering better job opportunities for women than many other professional careers. As computer scientist Dr. Grace Hopper told a reporter, programming was “just like planning a dinner. You have to plan ahead and schedule everything so that it’s ready when you need it…. Women are ‘naturals’ at computer programming.” 


Women ARE ‘naturals’ at computer programming! Well done late 1960s

    smartgirlsattheparty:

    stuffmomnevertoldyou:

    Cosmopolitan, April 1967 — when computer programming was considered an ideal woman’s occupation.

    In an article titled “The Computer Girls,” the magazine described the field as offering better job opportunities for women than many other professional careers. As computer scientist Dr. Grace Hopper told a reporter, programming was “just like planning a dinner. You have to plan ahead and schedule everything so that it’s ready when you need it…. Women are ‘naturals’ at computer programming.” 

    Women ARE ‘naturals’ at computer programming! Well done late 1960s

    10:53 am Wednesday, Aug 27th 2014

    Via grannyvivi (Originally from stuffmomnevertoldyou)

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  2. starcrossed-killer:

    k-lionheart:

    gaviindaviidfree:

    olderaang:

    comicpenguinz:

    It’s a pity that “Avatar: The last Airbender” never got a live action film.

    isn’t it

    what a shame

    Terrible loss

    Would have made an amazing movie

    03:06 pm Tuesday, Aug 26th 2014

    Via likesdinos (Originally from comicpenguinz)

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  3. pbstv:

    NOVA “Vaccines — Calling the Shots” explores the science and confusion surrounding vaccines in the 21st century amid the return of vaccine-preventable diseases.

    Premieres Wednesday, September 10 at 9/8c on PBS.

    10:28 am Tuesday, Aug 26th 2014

    Via pbstv (Originally from pbstv)

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  4. "When I was doing my first movie, the only thing I knew is that I wanted a female editor. Because I just felt a female editor would be more nurturing. To the movie and to me. They wouldn’t try to be winning their way just to win their way, all right? They wouldn’t be trying to shove their agenda or win their battles with me. They would be nurturing me through this process."

    Quentin Tarantino, “The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing”

    this is a weird documentary. they use the default pronoun “he” to refer to editors, yet time and again there’s creepy shit in there about the way male directors, with their massive egos, have used these “invisible” non-celebrated women collaborators for their own self-aggrandizement

    also tarantino sounds like a fucking sexist prick here

    esp. given the fact that women in Hollywood are simply not allowed the opportunities as a director that a white man like him received

    they’re second-place little helpmeets who are disallowed from the big time

    and they’ve got to ~nurture~ you without getting the kind of credit you get as a white male director

    bleh

    (via mswyrr)

    It’s double gross because the drop of editing quality in Django was SO DAMN OBVIOUS. Sally Menke was who defined that delicious postmodern visual handwriting for him (and it’s shameful I only learned that late in art school, after years of considering myself “a film buff”), and her passing is a great loss to the craft.

    (via thiswontbebigondignity)

    I didn’t know Sally Menke’s name or how much of the work attributed to The Great Tarantino is hers before tonight

    it’s sickening how women’s artistic genius is erased

    and Tarantino got exactly what he wanted: someone to “nurture” him and make him look good as an artist

    and never be spoken of

    never take any of the limelight from him

    because fucking nobody cares about women and their achievements

    and white male directors have been and continue to be the little feted monstergod babies of Hollywood

    (via ladiesfeels)

    Film editing is one of those positions that women take because they can’t get hired as directors. Kind of like how women in the comics industry end up as colorists because noone wants them as the headline artist.

    How many great directors have partnered consistently with female editors? A lot of them. Scorsese is a great example. Thelma Schoonmaker has edited every single one of his films since 1980, starting with Raging Bull. She is instrumental to his success. But is she a household name like Scorsese is? Of course not.

    Imagine a world where she directed her own films, and what those films could have been like. I’m not saying all film editors wish they were directors or anything. But it’s no coincidence that the position most open to female moviemakers is the most unsung, and that’s part of why there are so few female directors today.

    (via rubyvroom)

    10:24 am Tuesday, Aug 26th 2014

    Via gabzilla-z (Originally from mswyrr)

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  5. The woman who helped make Star Wars and Indiana Jones

    austinkleon:

    Ever heard of editor Marcia Lucas? There’s a long, fascinating history of her life over at The Secret History of Star Wars:

    Biographer Dale Pollock once wrote that Marcia was George Lucas’ “secret weapon.” Most people are aware that George Lucas was once married, and…

    10:23 am Tuesday, Aug 26th 2014

    Via gabzilla-z (Originally from austinkleon)

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  6. http://gabzilla-z.tumblr.com/post/95752447884/jean-luc-gohard-castiels-weenie

    jean-luc-gohard:

    castiels-weenie:

    jean-luc-gohard:

    What fucks me up about the Darren Wilson fundraiser is that he hasn’t been charged with a crime. He doesn’t have to hire a lawyer. He’s on paid leave, so he’s not losing wages. This is not covering his expenses, because he…

    02:40 am Tuesday, Aug 26th 2014

    Via gabzilla-z (Originally from jean-luc-gohard)

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  7. Hey, White Americans. We Need to Talk.

    postcardsfromspace:

    According to a Pew Research survey, only 37% of white Americans think the events in #Ferguson raise important issues about race.

    Okay, fellow white people. We need to talk.

    Let me tell you a story: I was an angry punk teenager. Not violent, but I did a shitton of…

    10:55 pm Monday, Aug 25th 2014

    Via jiinsy (Originally from postcardsfromspace)

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  8. elvenroyals:

    leepace-daily:

    HE DID IT!

    oh i miss my pie maker when he was wee big.

    10:16 pm Sunday, Aug 24th 2014

    Via queen-jones (Originally from leepace-daily)

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  9. sharkhugger:

    HUGGERS… meet the Shy Shark!  THIS IS A THING!  THIS IS REALLY A THING….! 

    450 millions years of evolution and 'if i can't see it, it can't hurt me' is the best they could come up with!  WAY too adorable!  

    You know, there are so many other jawsome sharks out there - shark week shouldn’t just focus on the white shark.  I love a good breach as much as the next shark lover, but these guys are too cute!  <3

    10:15 pm Sunday, Aug 24th 2014

    Via queen-jones (Originally from sharkhugger)

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  10. http://likesdinos.tumblr.com/post/95683150025/riseofthecommonwoodpile-the-police-in-ferguson

    riseofthecommonwoodpile:

    the police in ferguson are gonna drag this out as long as possible because they’re smart enough to know that the longer it drags on, the less the media will cover it, the less people will care, and the less they have to be responsible for. they don’t want the…

    10:00 pm Sunday, Aug 24th 2014

    Via likesdinos (Originally from riseofthecommonwoodpile)

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