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Greg Abbott agreed to debate us months ago. Now, he’s backing out. If we had to defend his record, we’d be afraid too. Like
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Greg Abbott agreed to debate us months ago. Now, he’s backing out. If we had to defend his record, we’d be afraid too. Like

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“Ben Barres is a biologist at Stanford who lived and worked as Barbara Barres until he was in his forties. For most of his career, he experienced bias, but didn’t give much weight to it—seeing incidents as discrete events. (When he solved a tough math problem, for example, a professor said, “You must have had your boyfriend solve it.”) When he became Ben, however, he immediately noticed a difference in his everyday experience: “People who don’t know I am transgendered treat me with much more respect,” he says. He was more carefully listened to and his authority less frequently questioned. He stopped being interrupted in meetings. At one conference, another scientist said, “Ben gave a great seminar today—but then his work is so much better than his sister’s.” (The scientist didn’t know Ben and Barbara were the same person.) “This is why women are not breaking into academic jobs at any appreciable rate,” he wrote in response to Larry Summers’s famous gaffe implying women were less innately capable at the hard sciences. “Not childcare. Not family responsibilities,” he says. “I have had the thought a million times: I am taken more seriously.””
Why Aren’t Women Advancing At Work? Ask A Transgender Person | Jessica Nordell for The New Republic (via gaywrites)

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thisisnotmyfairytaleendingg:

10 Amazing Abandoned Places Around the Globe

  1. Spree Park, Berlin, Germany
  2. Hotel del Salto in Colombia - featured previously on Curious History
  3. Gulliver’s Travels Park, Kawaguchi, Japan
  4. Abandoned mill in Sorrento, Italy
  5. Mirny (Mir) Mine is a former open pit diamond mine located in Mirny, Eastern Siberia, Russia - The second largest man-made hole in the world
  6. The abandoned flats in Keelung, Taiwan
  7. Holland Island in the Chesapeake Bay, Maryland, United States
  8. Craco is an abandoned commune and Medieval village in Italy
  9. Dadipark Dadizel in Belgium
  10. Abandoned train depot in Czestochowa, Poland

(Source: openingintro.com, via ar15x2)

gunrunnerhell:

“Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead.” - Benjamin Franklin

gunrunnerhell:

Three can keep a secret if two of them are dead.” - Benjamin Franklin

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