I’ve never been female. But I have been black my whole life. I can perhaps offer some insight from that perspective. There are many similar social issues related to access to equal opportunity that we find in the black community, as well as the community of women in a white male dominate society…
When I look at — throughout my life — I’ve known that I wanted to do astrophysics since I was 9 years old…I got to see how the world around me reacted to my expressions of these ambitions. All I can say is, the fact that I wanted to be a scientist, an astrophysicist was hands down the path of most resistance through the forces of society.
Anytime I expressed this interest, teachers would say, ‘Oh, don’t you wanna be an athlete?’ I want to become someone that was outside of the paradigm of expectations of the people in power. Fortunately, my depth of interest of the universe was so deep and so fuel enriched that everyone of these curve balls that I was thrown, and fences built in front of me, and hills that I had to climb, I just reach for more fuel, and I just kept going.
Now, here I am, one of the most visible scientists in the land, and I wanna look behind me and say, ‘Where are the others who might have been this,’ and they’re not there! …I happened to survive and others did not simply because of forces of society that prevented it at every turn. At every turn.
…My life experience tells me that when you don’t find blacks, when you don’t find women in the sciences, I know that these forces are real, and I had to survive them in order to get where I am today.
So before we start talking about genetic differences, you gotta come up with a system where there’s equal opportunity, then we can have that conversation.
Okay but clarification: Larry Summers didn’t ask the question in the video, nor did he actually say “What’s up with chicks and science?” That was a tongue-in-cheek reference by the question-asker (calling his question the “Larry Summers Question”) to Summers’ suggestion that “innate” differences between men and women explained the disparity in numbers between men and women in math and science fields.
Chan's Best to Worst Venture Brothers Episodes (Seasons 1-5 + Specials)
Because it needed to be updated and NO ONE ASKED…
My Top to Worst Venture Brothers Episodes (Seasons 1-5 + Specials)
*Note: They are listed in exact order of what I like better, but yet some (even in the middle list) are near and dear to my heart. I love them all (like children whom I quote all the time) …with the exception of the worst episodes. (In order to have a list, you have order them…WEIRD!)
Also, this is not a “stab” at people who like episodes I don’t like. We all dig different things and this is all in fun.
So, it’s just a show, and you really should just relax!
The Best: Episodes rated 8-10
▪ The Buddy System 10 ▪ Victor. Echo. November. 10 ▪ Assisted Suicide 9 ▪ Shadowman 9: In the Cradle of Destiny 9 ▪ The Doctor is Sin 9 ▪ The Invisible Hand of Fate 9 ▪ Tears of a Sea Cow 9 ▪ ORB 9 ▪ Tag Sale, You’re It! 9 ▪ Fallen Arches 9 ▪ Are You There God, It’s Me, Dean 8 ▪ Past Tense 8 ▪What Color Is Your Cleansuit? 8 ▪ Trial of the Monarch 8 ▪ I Know Why the Caged Bird Kills 8 ▪ Showdown at Cremation Creek Pt I/Pt 2 8 ▪ The Revenge Society 8 ▪ The Silent Partners 8 ▪ Momma’s Boys 8 ▪ Bot Seeks Bot 8 ▪ Operation: P.R.O.M. 8 ▪ Mid-life Chrysalis 8 ▪ A Very Venture Christmas 8
Middle of the Road, still AMAZING: 5-7
▪ Escape to the House of Mummies Pt II 7 ▪ SPHINX Rising 7 ▪ Return to Spider-Skull Island 7 ▪ Powerless in the Face of Death 7 ▪ Handsome Ransom 7 ▪ Return to Malice 7 ▪ Pinstripes & Poltergeists 7 ▪ Spanakopita! 7 ▪ A Very Venture Halloween 7 ▪ Careers in Science 6 ▪ Eeny, Meeny, Miney… Magic! 6 ▪ Dia de los Dangerous! 6 ▪ Home Insecurity 6 ▪ The Better Man 6 ▪ The Devil’s Grip 6 ▪ The Shallow Gravy Story 6 ▪ The Diving Bell Vs. The Butter-glider 6 ▪ The Incredible Mr. Brisby 6 ▪ Ghosts of the Sargasso 6 ▪ Blood of the Father, Heart of Steel 6 ▪ Ice Station Impossible 5 ▪ Hate Floats 5 ▪ Twenty Years to Midnight 5 ▪ The Lepidopterists 5 ▪ The Family That Slays Together… 5 ▪ …Stays Together 5 ▪ Assassinanny 911 5 ▪ Self-Medication 5 ▪ Pomp & Circuitry 5
Meh to NO : Episodes rated 1-4
▪ O.S.I. Love You 4 (It should be noted that I do love the story telling aspect of this episode, but that’s about it.) ▪ Love-Bheits 4 (Love the failed “Dawn” joke.) ▪ ¡Viva los Muertos! 4 ▪ Now Museum — Now You Don’t! 4 ▪ Perchance to Dean 4 ▪ Bright Lights, Dean City 4 ▪ What Goes Down, Must Come Up 3 ▪ Venture Libre 2 ▪ The Terrible Secret of Turtle Bay 2 ▪ Guess Who’s Coming to State Dinner? 2
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