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Let’s Talk About Peeing in Space

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On July 17, Hugo-award winning author Mary Robinette Kowal, penned a piece for the New York Times entitled, “To Make It to the Moon, Women Have to Escape Earth’s Gender Bias.” In it, Kowal argued that, “If we do not acknowledge the gender bias of the early space program, it becomes difficult to move past it.”


…the first woman will face added hurdles simply because everything in space carries the legacy of Apollo. It was designed by men, for men.


Apparently, this piece generated quite a lot of conversation and commentary regarding the supposed difficulties that women have urinating in the zero gravity environment of space. Kowal decided to respond to the commentary via a thread on Twitter that we call, “Let’s Talk About Peeing in Space,” which we reproduce for your reading pleasure below. Prepare to learn and laugh.

We provide the entire thread in the image gallery below. Enjoy!

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