Double checked on the website and, yep, the ONLY Girl Scout workshop offered is “Science with a Sparkle.”
So, what IS “Science with a Sparkle?”
GLAD YOU ASKED!
"Prepare to be dazzled! Dive into chemistry and learn how science relates to health and beauty products. Become a cosmetic chemist and concoct your own creations to take home."
Look, I’ll be honest, this sounds like something I’d think was pretty cool.  But it is NOT REMOTELY OKAY that the only workshop offered for Girl Scouts is given a cutesie name and is based on MAKE-UP.  Especially when the guys are offered a much wider range of interests and activities.
There’s been a ton of talk about the lack of women in science and engineering fields, and the Girl Scouts of America even have a specific program for girls interested in STEM.  So why is the Carnegie Science Center only offering THIS?  It goes against the very values of the Girl Scouts of America.
I’m disappointed, as a patron of the Science Center and as a former Girl Scout who attended events there while active and still cherish those memories.  I didn’t pursue science, but I know a hell of a lot more about it than I would if I hadn’t worn that effing sash.
EDIT: The Carnegie Science Center has responded on Facebook.

Double checked on the website and, yep, the ONLY Girl Scout workshop offered is “Science with a Sparkle.”

So, what IS “Science with a Sparkle?”

GLAD YOU ASKED!

"Prepare to be dazzled! Dive into chemistry and learn how science relates to health and beauty products. Become a cosmetic chemist and concoct your own creations to take home."

Look, I’ll be honest, this sounds like something I’d think was pretty cool.  But it is NOT REMOTELY OKAY that the only workshop offered for Girl Scouts is given a cutesie name and is based on MAKE-UP.  Especially when the guys are offered a much wider range of interests and activities.

There’s been a ton of talk about the lack of women in science and engineering fields, and the Girl Scouts of America even have a specific program for girls interested in STEM.  So why is the Carnegie Science Center only offering THIS?  It goes against the very values of the Girl Scouts of America.

I’m disappointed, as a patron of the Science Center and as a former Girl Scout who attended events there while active and still cherish those memories.  I didn’t pursue science, but I know a hell of a lot more about it than I would if I hadn’t worn that effing sash.

EDIT: The Carnegie Science Center has responded on Facebook.

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The Three Little Pigsburghers, as told in Pittsburghese

My friend, and director of Pittsburgh’s Toonseum, Joe Wos, is Kickstarting what he believes to be the first ever children’s book translated into Pittsburghese (a strange dialect I bet mosta yinz ain’t heard of).  Joe has helpfully translated the story of the Three Little Pigs into Pittsburghese and included a “Yinzernary” for help translating.

Please go check it out, donate if you wish and pass it along!

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The Big Pretentious Mustache Project

My friend Joe wants to put a mustache on a building and I, for one, support the HELL out of this project.

What kind of mustache? A big one.

What does it say? Nothing. It’s a mustache, it can’t talk.

What does it mean? It doesn’t mean anything. It’s a giant mustache.

What is the artist’s motivation? I wanted to make a giant mustache.

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So shocked and sad to hear that The Toonseum here in Pittsburgh was robbed today.  Among what was taken was the director’s laptop, which contained a lot of the planning materials for the upcoming Comics Arts Festival being thrown to celebrate the National Cartoonists Society Conference being held in our city this year.

The Toonseum is an amazing place, it helps to preserve and share comics, cartoons and animation as an artform.  They run classes for students of all ages, bring some great exhibits and artists to the area and throw some pretty damn sweet shindigs.

If you are able to help them out at all in the wake of this robbery, please head to their donation page.  If not, please at the very least pass this message along!

Thank you!

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Giveaway: PROM TICKETS

Don’t have tickets for the Literazzi Prom this Saturday night?  Well, here’s your chance to win a pair!

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Wonder Women! Documentary to Air on PBS

The documentary Wonder Women! which looks at “the untold story of American Superheroines is finally coming to TV. The film, which has been playing a events around the country for the past year, will be shown beginning April 15. You can see a bit at the trailer above. This film was a labor of love for creator Kristy Guevara-Flanagan and many of you help fund it through Kickstarter. PBS recently aired a segment on Wonder Woman  in their Pioneers of Television series. 

AND!  If you are in Pittsburgh, the Toonseum will be doing a screening in March!

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Reposted from Buzznet: In the Lane Snow is Glistening

Ah, the first snowfall of the year!  No accumulation, but it’s the first morning I’ve woken up and walked to the bus stop while sparkling flakes drifted down around me.

Of course, I forgot what this does to drivers in this city.

I now recreate, in detail, the thoughts I assume go through the head of your average driver when faced with the year’s first snowfall:

Shit!  Shit!  What’s going on?  There’s…frozen water or something falling from the sky!  We have never witnessed this phenomenon before!  What could it mean?  Are we headed into another ice age?  Fuck, I bet that’s it!  It’s just like in that movie, The Day After Tomorrow.  God, that movie sucked.  Who was in that?  That guy…damn, can’t remember his name.  Should have paid better attention, because now we’re going to die.




Then again, if I’m the first one to figure this out, I could totally start my own tribe!  We could band together to survive, with me as their fearless leader!  And I bet there’d be other tribes too!  Like one that believes this is God’s punishment and all they do is try to repent!  And cannibals!  Lots of cannibals.

Oh, hey, and I bet there’d be a whole tribe of women who find a hidden series of hot springs in the mountains and settle their tribe there.  And they learn to be self sufficient and hunt and make their own clothing.  Which would mostly be fur bikinis since they live near the warm hot springs.




But they’d be desperate for the touch of a man and…DENNIS QUAID!  THAT’S the actor I couldn’t think of!  Right.




Fuck, I just crashed my car.

Stupid snow.  It’s all your fault.

It’s SNOW, people of Pittsburgh.  Get used to it.  You’ll be seeing a fair amount of it from now until about June.

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