We tell our women “get into science, get into math, get into the pipeline.” Who wants to be in a pipeline full of acid?
Alicia Menendez - The View
I’m at the car dealership, waiting for my service recall to be completed, and this statement caught the attention of every woman in the room. Unsurprisingly, they all nodded in assent while the few men in the room looked uncomfortable.
The point is valid: even if access to STEM and other male dominated fields is made available, we need to do something about the culture in the field. Access to a pipeline full of acid, while it is still access, serves to maintain inequality.
so my sister works in STEM & if you talked to her for like 5 minutes she can tell you how true this is. it’s fucking poisonous
^^^^ one of the main reasons I stopped being a computer engineering major.
I try not to talk about myself a lot in a boastful way on here.
But for the moment, I need to work through something, and it always helps me to write. So, who knows where this post will end.
In any case, I believe God put the spirit of leadership on me. I see the big picture, I see the little picture. I love Jesus. He is my God, I want to be like him. And I fail in that everyday. But something that I try to do is to love. Not romantically, sometimes it feels romantic, but sometimes I just see the most amazing things in you, I want to love them so you know they are amazing as well. It’s not my love, it’s Gods love through me, because I wouldn’t be able to see those things on my own. Through all the hurt that people have put on me, how could I be able to see the best in you if you it wasn’t for God? How could I continue to pray for you and show you love when I was hurt? Only through God. Where I am right now, I feel like that’s Unconditional love. I don’t get anything from loving you when you’ve hurt me, or when you don’t see me, but I love you because you a child of God. And sometimes I get mad at people because I don’t understand them, but maybe it’s time, in that mad moment, to just pray for them and say to myself, just like me they are a child of God.
It’s crazy, right now, I’m loving my body more than I ever have. I appreciate it, I love all the fluffy parts about me, my chin, my nose, my hair. And now, it’s about my spirit. It’s about not letting people who don’t understand me hurt me. It’s about loving them through the hurt.
I always go back to Paul’s letters to the Romans 12:9-21
Let Love be without dissimulation. Abhor that which is evil;cleave to that which is good. Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; Not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; Rejoicing in hope; patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; Distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality. Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not. Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits. Recompense to no man evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men. Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath; for it is written. Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord. Therefore if thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink; for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head. Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good.