Thank you for the Halloween appropriate creepy fog on campus today. I love feeling like I’m in a horror movie. #fall2014 #runbitchrun
This week, India became the first Asian nation to reach Mars when its orbiter entered the planet’s orbit on Wednesday — and this is the picture that was seen around the world to mark this historic event. It shows a group of female scientists at the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) congratulating one another on the mission’s success.
The picture was widely shared on Twitter where Egyptian journalist and women’s rights activist Mona El-Tahawy tweeted: “Love this pic so much. When was the last time u saw women scientists celebrate space mission?”
In most mission room photos of historic space events or in films about space, women are rarely seen, making this photo both compelling and unique. Of course, ISRO, like many technical agencies, has far to go in terms of achieving gender balance in their workforce. As Rhitu Chatterjee of PRI’s The World observed in an op-ed, only 10 percent of ISRO’s engineers are female.
This fact, however, Chatterjee writes, is “why this new photograph of ISRO’s women scientists is invaluable. It shatters stereotypes about space research and Indian women. It forces society to acknowledge and appreciate the accomplishments of female scientists. And for little girls and young women seeing the picture, I hope it will broaden their horizons, giving them more options for what they can pursue and achieve.”
To read Chatterjee’s op-ed on The World, visit http://bit.ly/1u3fvGZ
Photo credit: Manjunath Kiran/AFP/Getty Images
- A Mighty Girl
Guys this is the coolest thing ever and this makes me proud to be an Indian lady and everyone needs to know about this RIGHT NOW
WHY IS THIS NOT ALL OVER…EVERYTHING!? SOCIAL MEDIA? NEWS STATIONS? WHY ARE WE TALKING ABOUT EMMA WATONS NUDES WHEN THIS IS GOING ON!?
Hey all. I’ve been tweeting updates but I thought putting it all here might be easier. Although you may have noticed some quieting, this problem has not been solved and we’re still working on it. Here’s what I’m personally working on:
❒ Working with the survivors. Another charge of…
you are so beautiful vanna, i would give anything to be with you. seriously.
Beauty isn’t everything.
I’m kind of a crazy bitch.
you should be a cam model
Thanks! I’m always glad to know when someone thinks I should take off my clothes!
Ughhh I hope I have boys!
NONE OF THIS IS REAL FOOD -.-
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tattoo by Kimberly Wall thebunnymachine
aaaand that’s the best tattoo ever.
I want ittttt
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IM ALWAYS SO AWKWARD WHEN THIS HAPPENS
Like “woops sorry…I was waving at that…garbage can…”
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