Are you sick of cats through fisheye lenses yet? I’m not.
Science Needs Women:
For Women in Science; the L’Oreal Foundation
I’m sharing this video on any platform I can because when I first found it last week it had something like 1,400 views, but it’s the most beautifully produced and succinctly narrated video addressing some of the most complicated issues facing women in STE(A)M fields I’ve found yet.
I’m sharing this for every time I’m called a “feminazi.”
…for every time I’m told that my concerns aren’t valid, our that our issues are imagined.
…for every time I hear “women just don’t like science,” or worse - “women just aren’t good at science.”
…for every time we’re told that we can have a family or a career, but not both - and for every time we feel like we have to decide between the two.
…and because we need more women mentors in these fields to stand up for issues that are not “women’s issues” - these are people issues that affect our collective society as a whole.
The women in this video are my heroes and they should be your heroes, too.
Science needs women.
I called out of work once to play hooky, and I ordered a pizza. But I couldn’t finish it and felt ashamed, so I didn’t put it in the fridge. I left it under the bed. For months.
My mother had surgery a few years ago, and while the nurse was explaining how dependent she’d be on me for a few days, I ran to the bathroom and barfed.
I go on walks at work instead of eating lunch because I want to see dogs going for walks.
I cannot even discuss the ending of The Fox and the Hound without tearing up.