Y’all, I just need to say something about Hidden Figures and how annoyed I am by the fact that we’re just hearing about these phenomenal women.
John Glenn essentially only trusted Katherine Goble (now Johnson) with HIS LIFE. When the computer was fucked up, he told them he wanted HER to check the numbers. Not just anyone. HER. AND WE’RE JUST THE FUCK NOW HEARING ABOUT THIS WHEN IT WAS A HUGE PRIDE FOR THE NATION AND SHIT? WHY DID I HAVE TO WAIT UNTIL 2017 TO LEARN THAT A BLACK WOMAN IS THE ONLY REASON JOHN GLENN WAS WILLING TO GO INTO SPACE? HUH? HUUUUUH?????????
I’ll tell you why: Misogyny + racism.