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abby_wan_kenobi @abbywankenobi ?

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  • abby_wan_kenobi commented on the blog post Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: Women in Science   2 years, 11 months ago · View

    Yay for women in the sciences! I’m a woman engineer in manufacturing, and routinely the only woman in the room. It is really hard to open with that and convince young women that it’s a great field to enter, but it’s rewarding to do what you love against the norm.

  • abby_wan_kenobi commented on the blog post Notes from a bitch…pondering the ramifications…   3 years, 6 months ago · View

    I just finished “The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks” by Rebecca Skloot.

    It’s a great book that combines the awful history of scientific and medical research in this country and one family’s personal experience. I’d highly recommend it to anyone interested in the topic.

    As with everything, education is the answer.

  • abby_wan_kenobi commented on the blog post A New Addition to the Feministing Family   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    Congrats to Jess and family! I’ll be thinking the same happy hopeful thoughts for your family as I did at the 30-wk arrival of my brother’s triplets. At three months old, they are all home and healthy. The littlest one was only 2 lbs when he was born – that is a teeny, tiny, amazing [...]

  • abby_wan_kenobi commented on the blog post Notes from a bitch…a pondering on religious institutions…   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    I agree that this is a really tricky corner to be in. Usually I try to take the route of, I respect your right to believe that, I would defend your right to continue believing that freely – I dispute your right to legislate it. But that’s tough. That doesn’t feel like a position with [...]

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