"Do what you will; but I will hinder it, if I may."

"Hinder me? Thou fool. No living man may hinder me!"

"But no living man am I! You are looking upon a woman. Éowyn am I, Éomund's daughter. You stand between me and my lord and kin. Begone, if you be not deathless! For living or dark undead, I will smite you, if you touch him."

booktown:

I’m doing a giveaway just because I can! 

Rules: 

  • Must be following me 
  • One reblog/like = one entry
  • Winner will be chosen via random.org
  • The giveaway is international thanks to  thebookdepository 
  • The winner will be chosen July 31st at 12:00pm (EST)
  • The winner’s ask box must be open and respond within 48 hours. 

Any questions just ask! 

“We men are deplorable, dependent creatures. But compared with these women, every one of us is king, for he stands more or less on his own two feet, not constantly waiting for something outside of himself to cling to. They, however, always wait for someone to come along who will use them as he sees fit. If this does not happen, they simply fall to pieces.”

-Albert Einstein

The fact the Einstein was a raging misogynist kind of makes sense, given that it is widely speculated his first wife made significant contributions to the Theory of Relativity, but was completely unacknowledged (especially after he left her for his cousin).

There is more and more evidence that Mileva Einstein-Maric (Einstein’s first wife) is the coauthor of “The Theory of Relativity.”  Recently published letters between Mileva Maric and Albert Einstein are shedding light on who is the author(s) of the “Theory of Relativity.”  Albert Einstein received the Nobel Prize in 1921: he gave all the money from the Nobel Prize to his ex-wife - Mileva Maric- this was the condition for the divorce settlement.  Einstein did not leave any documents which acknowledged the contribution of Mileva Maric to the Theory of Relativity. 

In 1905, several articles bearing the name of Albert Einstein appeared in the Annalen der Physik - a Germans Physics Journal where the Theory of Relativity was published.  The paper dealing with relativity was entitled Zur Elektrodynamik bewegter Korper.  Only Albert Einstein’s name appeared in the journal as author.  According to Abram Fedorovich Joffe, the original paper was signed “Einstein-Marity.”  ”Marity” is a variant of the Serbian “Maric”, Mileva’s maiden name.  Mileva Maric Einstein’s name was left out when publication of the article took place, but Joffe saw the original 1905 manuscript.

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"How happy I will be when the two of us together will have brought our work on the relative motion to a victorious conclusion."

A young Albert Einstein wrote these words to his first wife, Mileva, shortly before publishing the Theory of Relativity. The release of letters like this one has scholars arguing over Mileva’s contribution to relativity. They met at Zurich’s prestigious Swiss Polytechnic School: Mileva was the only woman in the class, and only the fifth in the school’s history. The daughter of a wealthy Serbian family, Mileva excelled at physics and math, and was devoted to her studies until she met Albert Einstein. The two brilliant scientists fell in love. They lived and worked together. But more interested in their own work than their classes, both failed their final exams. Einstein passed on a second attempt. Unmarried and pregnant, Mileva failed hers again. Einstein never met his daughter… and no one is sure what happened to the baby. Einstein and Mileva later married and had two sons. Mileva focused her energies on Albert’s career. Some scholars believe Mileva did the math for the Theory of Relativity, others say she corrected Einstein’s math, and still others claim she was even more deeply involved. The paper outlining the theory is signed with a hyphenated name Einstein-Marty, the Hungarian form of her maiden name Maric.

Before the work was published, Albert Einstein left his wife and two sons. He never acknowledged his first wife or her work.

He did, however, give Mileva all of the Nobel Prize money. But, the money didn’t last long: Mileva was sick, and caring for their mentally ill (schizophrenic) son. Einstein went on to great acclaim, but he never again produced physics equal to the work he did while married to his first wife and collaborator, Mileva Maric.

-Women in Science

(via hyggehaven)

At this point I refuse to believe there’s a renowned man who achieved any of is accomplishments without the help of (or outright theft of) the work of a woman they pushed aside and obfuscated.

(via nextyearsgirl)

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booksandhotchocolate:

To celebrate Books and Hot Chocolate’s latest follower milestone, I decided to hold a mini giveaway featuring the books I’ve read and re-read so far this first half of the year :)

Rules:

  • Must be following booksandhotchocolate (this is exclusive for my followers only)
  • Reblog and like for a chance to win. You can reblog several times but please don’t spam your followers. NO GIVEAWAY BLOGS.
  • There will be three winners getting one book each.
  • Winners may choose ANY book written by any of the authors featured above.
  • Books may be hardcover or paperback but must be under $20 (Canadian dollars)
  • This will be available worldwide (wherever) The Book Depository ships.
  • You must be willing to give your shipping address away to me.
  • The winners will be randomly chosen through a random number generator
  • Keep your ask box open so I can contact you if you win. The winners have 24 hours to reply back to me via messaging (NOT fan mail)
  • The giveaway ends August 5th, 2014
  • If you have any questions ask me here (I will not answer anon questions)
Anonymous whispered: Sick of fat pirate dragon-worshipping feminists like you

dajo42:

fat pirate dragon-worshipping feminist

fat pirate dragon-worshipping feminist

fat pirate dragon-worshipping feminist

THANKS FOR INADVERTENTLY GIVING ME THE COOLEST TITLE EVER

I’M GONNA PUT THIS ON MY ABOUT ME PAGE

i’m not even gonna respond to the hateful part like you surely know you’re trash already i’m just gonna proudly be a fat pirate dragon-worshipping feminist

How are you going to put a bunch of awesome things in a sentence and expect it to be an insult.

Also, it is indeed on her about page. I checked. /pushes fact-checking nerd glasses up on nose/

"You know, I can’t help but notice you seem a little at war with yourself, here."

shappeyhappy:

"never apply logic to Doctor Wh-"

nO MOTHERFUCKER I WANT A CERTAIN SOMEONE TO BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR HIS SHITTY WRITING AND FOR TURNING MY FAVORITE SHOW INTO AN ILLOGICAL MASS FILLED WITH “IMPOSSIBLE GIRLS” AND “BLOCKBUSTER PLOTS”

you-wish-you-had-this-url:

i guess the real question is how can you not like tesla

he thought women would eventually rule the world because we’re the dominant sex

he liked pigeons

he was a vegetarian 

he was a babe

he was shy

he hated edison 

he’s perfect 

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Yup, as long as you’re ok with that time he went bonkers and tried to build a death ray.

Are you serious the death ray was the best part

I’ll just leave this here

journeyintotheshelves:

Wow, 100 followers, I can’t believe it. Thank you guys!

As a thank you to you all, here’s a giveaway of some of my recent favorite books! :D

Rules:

1. As this is a thank you to my followers, you must be following me.
2. I’ll be using Book Depository for this giveaway, so this is an international giveaway.
3. One book will go to one winner to any of the books above (or any in a series/other book published by the same author. For example, If the winner has already read Anna and the French Kiss, but wishes to have Lola and the Boy Next Door, I’ll be glad to make the switch. As long as the switched book is under $15.)
4. You must be okay with giving me your address (don’t worry, I’m way too lazy to stalk anyone). 
5. Likes and reblogs count, but please do not spam your followers.
6. No giveaway blogs, please. 
7. This giveaway ends JULY 25th at 3pm EST (USA and Canada). At that time, I’ll contact the winner and they’ll have 72 hours to respond before I pick another winner.

Thank you guys again, and good luck! 

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