If conference speakers were being chosen by a system that treated gender fairly (which is to say, gender was never a factor at all), then in any conference with over 10 speakers, say, it would be extremely rare to have no female speakers at all—less than 5 percent chance, depending on one’s assumption about the percentage of women in mathematics as a whole.
Turning that statement around, we conclude that any such conference without any female speakers must have come into being in a system that does not treat gender fairly.
“Look, about you and Jim-”
“Oh, no, that’s, you don’t have to.”
“No, I feel it’s my responsibility as your boss-slash-friend.”
“No, really, it’s okay. I know that Jim had, like, a crush on me when he first started. But that was a long time ago, so.”
“It wasn’t that long ago. It was on the booze cruise.”
“Jim had a crush on me on the booze cruise or he told you about it on the booze cruise?”
“Yeah, okay, shut it Michael. I’m done. That’s it. I’m out.” - ep 213
It’s not the length of a life that matters, just the depth of it. The chances we take. The paths we choose. How we go on after our hearts break. Hearts always break. And so we bend with our hearts. And we sway. But in the end… what matters is that we loved… and lived.
From Black Widow #5, by Marjorie Liu and Daniel Acuña.
I felt the need to post these panels due to the amount of posts I have seen in regard to Natasha being on Team Stark. I understand that the MCU is different to the comics but I am glad that they are sticking to the comic canon for Civil War. Natasha tries to keep her personal feelings out of her work, and for this particular situation, she needs to think for herself, and only herself. She understands Tony’s motives and to quote another spider themed superhero, ‘great power comes with great responsibility’. She knows that better than anyone. This isn’t about friendships, this is about keeping the world safe.