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
team i can’t do math for shit but i can write a 3 page english paper in less than an hour
Every black man that is “ok with white people using the n-word”
That Asian girl who applauds Katy Perry dressing up like a Geisha
Those native American folks who are fine with the “Redskins” mascot
The Chicano/Latino boy who wants to “deport all the illegals”
A moment of silence for our fallen soldiers. They are lost to the cause.
For people of color who fetishize themselves and are ok with others fetishizing them
Street Fashion at Paris Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2015
Photographed by Kuba Dabrowski
Let’s remember, Jesus was a Jewish man of color, born homeless to an unwed teenager, who spent his formative years as an illegal immigrant before returning to his home country to hang out with twelve men, prostitutes, and socially untouchable tax collectors while he taught a radical social doctrine of equality, love, and forgiveness that included paying taxes, free healthcare, and the sharing of resources within a community.
Jesus called somebody an ass once because they where being rude to a crippled little old lady if you don’t think that’s the tightest shit then get out of my face.
Jesus was the violist hippie guy ever
頭使って。。。#頭おかしい 〜 さーちゃん
Use your head… #imweird 〜 さーちゃん
Maths is hard!
Use your head properly.
pro tip to all tumblr users: if its under a read more dont reblog it
i just wanted to clarify some things
artists know the risk they are taking when they post their art online. people are inevitably going to take it apart, color edit it, flip it around or otherwise post it uncredited.
saying that an artist shouldn’t post their work if they don’t…
New Republican ad came out today which gave me the best reaction image I’ve ever seen.