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60gritbeard:

Keeping on eye out for puffins on our way to the Westfjords on the Baldur ferry, we stopped at a small island called Flatey. Populated by a few people at most, Flatey is mostly a tourist destination today. The ferry drops off supplies and two visitors and - thewronski - http://flic.kr/p/pooBHT

60gritbeard:

Keeping on eye out for puffins on our way to the Westfjords on the Baldur ferry, we stopped at a small island called Flatey. Populated by a few people at most, Flatey is mostly a tourist destination today. The ferry drops off supplies and two visitors and - thewronski - http://flic.kr/p/pooBHT

Piers Park for a little sunshine and ocean air. (at Piers Park)

Piers Park for a little sunshine and ocean air. (at Piers Park)

Fall fall fall I love fall. No #psl but I am workin’ on my fitness in preparation for a halloween themed 5k. Costume suggestions? (Must be amazing and aerodynamic) (at East Boston YMCA)

Fall fall fall I love fall. No #psl but I am workin’ on my fitness in preparation for a halloween themed 5k. Costume suggestions? (Must be amazing and aerodynamic) (at East Boston YMCA)

“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)