1. princelesscomic:

mermaidskey:

hemipelagicdredger:

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oxidoreductase:

Lavoisier is having none of your shit.

Heeeey so fun fact: the woman in that painting is Lavoisier’s wife, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, who not only acted as Lavoisier’s lab assistant but also translated English and Latin texts into French so he could read them. But she didn’t just translate, she pointed out errors in the chemistry in some of the texts. Her observations of these errors convinced Lavoisier to study combustion, which led to his discovery of oxygen. She was also critical to the publication of Lavoisier’s Elementary Treatise on Chemistry in 1789. She kept strict records of every experiment they conducted together and drew detailed diagrams of all their equipment. She also threw amazing parties and invited all the brightest minds in science so her husband could pick their brains. After Lavoisier was guillotined she secured all of his notebooks and equipment for posterity.
In short: NOBODY KICKS MADAME LAVOISIER OUT OF THE LAB.

Also, a side note: My historian husband-to-be pointed some things out to me about this painting. Notice that Madame Lavoisier is looking at the viewer, and all the light is on her, while Lavoisier himself is physically smaller than her, in shadow, and looking up to her in reverence. This isn’t a candid photograph- all of these choices are deliberate. The painting isn’t of Lavoisier- Madame Lavoisier is meant to be the central subject. 
I can just imagine Lavoisier telling all his colleagues that his wife is really the one with all the clever ideas, and them patting him on the back and telling him he’s sweet for saying so.

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    princelesscomic:

    mermaidskey:

    hemipelagicdredger:

    mermaidskey:

    mermaidskey:

    oxidoreductase:

    Lavoisier is having none of your shit.

    Heeeey so fun fact: the woman in that painting is Lavoisier’s wife, Marie-Anne Pierrette Paulze, who not only acted as Lavoisier’s lab assistant but also translated English and Latin texts into French so he could read them. But she didn’t just translate, she pointed out errors in the chemistry in some of the texts. Her observations of these errors convinced Lavoisier to study combustion, which led to his discovery of oxygen. She was also critical to the publication of Lavoisier’s Elementary Treatise on Chemistry in 1789. She kept strict records of every experiment they conducted together and drew detailed diagrams of all their equipment. She also threw amazing parties and invited all the brightest minds in science so her husband could pick their brains. After Lavoisier was guillotined she secured all of his notebooks and equipment for posterity.

    In short: NOBODY KICKS MADAME LAVOISIER OUT OF THE LAB.

    Also, a side note: My historian husband-to-be pointed some things out to me about this painting. Notice that Madame Lavoisier is looking at the viewer, and all the light is on her, while Lavoisier himself is physically smaller than her, in shadow, and looking up to her in reverence. This isn’t a candid photograph- all of these choices are deliberate. The painting isn’t of Lavoisier- Madame Lavoisier is meant to be the central subject. 

    I can just imagine Lavoisier telling all his colleagues that his wife is really the one with all the clever ideas, and them patting him on the back and telling him he’s sweet for saying so.

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  2. freedomtomarry:

Reblog to congratulate Colorado on this huge win for the freedom to marry! 

    freedomtomarry:

    Reblog to congratulate Colorado on this huge win for the freedom to marry! 

  3. mothernaturenetwork:

8 adorable videos of baby animals taking bathsRub-a-dub-dub. Watch tiny sloths, kittens and hedgehogs in the tub.

    mothernaturenetwork:

    8 adorable videos of baby animals taking baths
    Rub-a-dub-dub. Watch tiny sloths, kittens and hedgehogs in the tub.

  4. Jesus had a lot of issue with powerful people using power over the powerless.

    — Clergy protest Supreme Court by handing out condoms at Hobby Lobby. (via think-progress)

  5. alloftheveganfood:

    Vegan One Pot Pasta Round Up

    One Pot Vegan Pasta

    One Pot Wonder Thai Style Peanut Pasta

    One Pot Spaghetti Alla Puttanesca with Chickpeas & Artichoke

    Spinach & Artichoke Wonderpot

    Outstanding One-Pot Pasta with Tomatoes & Herbs

    10 Minute One Pot Tomato Pasta with Walnut Parmesan

    One Pot Tomato Basil Spinach Pasta

  6. It seems that when you want to make a woman into a hero, you hurt her first. When you want to make a man into a hero, you hurt… also a woman first.

    — Leigh Alexander absolutely hits it out of the park (via bedabug)

  7. buzzfeed:

    these are probably the only sex gifs i will every post, because for some reason i feel like it’s more than just sex. i don’t know if it’s how they’re actually looking at one another or the way they can’t get close enough. he’s actually looking at her like a person and not just a sex object.      

    but then again, it could be all in my head. i mean, this is how i would want it to be. but that’s just me.

  8. After a while you may want to respond to every request for a take on the day’s newest racist incident with nothing but a list of corresponding, pre-drafted truths, like a call-center script for talking to bigots. Having written thousands of words about white people who have slurred the president over the past six years, you begin to feel as if the only appropriate way to respond to new cases—the only way you can do it without losing your mind—is with a single line of text reading, ‘Black people are normal people deserving of the same respect afforded to anyone else, but they often aren’t given that respect due to the machinations of white supremacy.’

    Imagine an editor asking a writer to passionately articulate why a drunk driver hitting and killing a boy on a bicycle is wrong and sad. That would never happen, because a drunk driver killing a boy on a bike is a self-evident tragedy. Asking a writer to exert lots of effort to explain why would be a disservice to the dead, as if his right to life were ever in question, as if our moral obligation to not snuff out our fellow citizens via recklessness were something in need of an eloquent plea.

    When another unarmed black teenager is gunned down, there is something that hurts about having to put fingers to keyboard in an attempt to illuminate why another black life taken is a catastrophe, even if that murdered person had a criminal record or a history of smoking marijuana, even if that murdered person wasn’t a millionaire or college student. There is something that hurts when thinking about the possibility of being ‘accidentally’ shot on some darkened corner, leaving a writer who never met you the task of asking the world to acknowledge your value posthumously, as it didn’t during your life.

    — The Racism Beat: What it’s like to write about hate over and over and over (via ethiopienne)

  9. ohneooo:

    beast-of-joy:

    The concept is simple. Take a blank sheet with nothing but the basic outline of a pinup girl and illustrate a unique scene around her.”

    This is fucking amazing.

    (Source: ironicselfie)

  10. bankuei:

    lililaloca:

    THANK YOU for puTTING IT INTO WORDS

    !!!!!!!

    And especially: her relationships to MEN.

    (Source: portugals-satan)