Monthly Archives: February 2018

Stupid Thing(s) You Have Done

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I was going really fast on my bike as a kid. Decided that if I lifted my foot up and slammed it back down, I would go faster!

Missed the pedal entirely, went right off the side of the bike at super fast speed.

I now have road rash scars on my shoulder, hip, and likely under my hair on my head (Gonna shave it all off one day, I promise, just to see).

Even worse, one of my mom’s friends saw me come off and insisted on driving me home and my hip bled all over her brand new car’s blue fabric seat, turning it purple. I was mortified.

Tell me your stupidity! Crazy sunburn? Cooking accident? Driving whoops? I need a laugh so go on!

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Everyday Sexism

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I am part of a Facebook group that is focussed on science, humanism and atheism.

Someone put up a post about International Women and Girls in STEM Day. She gave her science field, and asked for the rest of us to share our expertise. Some of the replies (several duplicates):

Paleoanthropology

Evolutionary Biology

Biology

IT Analyst

Medical doctor

Microbiologist

Geneticist

Physicist

Astrophysicist

Maths teacher

Engineering consultant

Forensic Scientist

Computer scientist

Zoologist

Physical Chemist

IT for a space-race competitor

Marine ecologist

Environmental chemist

Biochemist

Biophysical chemist

Economist

Many of these woman have multiple degrees. 63 women replied.

And one man.

“Very impressive, ladies.”