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Out with a friend tonight at my new neighborhood pub, a very cool place I’ve frequented in the past and is now mere steps from my abode. I used the bathroom halfway through my third Oktoberfest, and found the following written on the stall door in marker:


Followed by

Me too!

Followed by, I shit you not,

Lawrence Summers SUCKS!

Not only did it make me howl with laughter mid-pee, but it also inspired an interesting conversation with my friend — who is a biologist at Harvard — about women in science. Wish I had more awake time to relate that conversation, but there seem to be tiny anvils tied to my eyelids. Maybe tomorrow, if I can recall it all.

Rebecca Watson

Rebecca leads a team of skeptical female activists at She travels around the world delivering entertaining talks on science, atheism, feminism, and skepticism. There is currently an asteroid orbiting the sun with her name on it. You can follow her every fascinating move on Twitter or on Google+.

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