Why does no one ever talk about Andromeda Tonks I mean she was a pure-blood Slytherin in the Black family and she still chose to marry a muggle born despite being disowned and then she raised one of the most badass witches in all of existence and joined the Order of the Pheonix and when her husband, daughter and son-in-law all died in the war, she stepped up and helped raise Teddy seriously that woman was a fucking hero.
People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.
*personal experiences rant ahead*
I only know two females who study engineering and I went to an elitist school.
Some of my family think I’m studying a male only subject and that I’ll get over it and have children and then forget about it.
My father actually rolled his eyes every time I said I was going to study genetics and encouraged me to stay away from science and still doesn’t really approve.
I’m stubborn so I ignore them and carry on but if it wasn’t for a few members of my family and my teachers saying that women could do it…well goodness knows what I would be doing now…certainly not working in a cancer research lab.
I’m also getting pretty tired of guys in the biomed school telling us that ultimately we’ll just become housewives…but thankfully there are only a few who are so idiotic.
On and don’t get me started on the “You’re too pretty to be a scientist” shit.
percy x annabeth sketches part ii
existence is fucked rn but take this small pic of my early pea son
Still pretty proud of my response to this.
Fitz Week - Day One: Favorite Moment(s)
'Give us wisdom to pass to each other
Give us strength so we understand’
people who say they’re into BBC stuff but they don’t even know this smooth operator
let me do the way of the warrior