This document contains two blog posts: one about social media and the other about women in Science.
"Hello everyone! I am writing this post to tell you I have made the decision to quit all social media as of today and for at least a month; for a start. To be honest, I don't think it will be effortless... Especially the first few days because I think I am only now realising how it became such a habit every time I had two minutes to spare to just take my phone and open a few apps. I am aware I will encounter difficulties, but I am ready for this social media detoxification!"
[...] So, it is not just about the time I have spent on social media, but mostly the bad influence it has on me. I take this as an opportunity to challenge myself on this aspect too. I already foresee everyone's comments and I am not fooling anyone; no doubt I will be happy to reunite with my phone after a month of deprivation. My aspiration is to realise my worth and potential, to stop bringing myself down. If I can at least come to do that and reduce my time spent on social media, it will be a personal victory. [...]
[...] I will start with this: being a woman today is not easy, especially in the field of science. I am really glad to hear that this amazing woman succeeded in her dreams, and even more than she is now the third woman in history to win such an important Prize. I see this as a victory, a victory in our daily fight to be equal with men. I see this as progress, and we need to keep evolving in this direction. I want to underline that Donna Strickland, did not suffer from sexism in her professional life. [...]
[...] Blog Posts About Social Media and Women in Science Writing Quitting All Social Media (250 words) You have decided to quit all social media: write a last post explaining why. Challenge yourself with me Hello everyone I am writing this post to tell you I have made the decision to quit all social media as of today and for at least a month; for a start. To be honest, I don't think it will be effortless . Especially the first few days because I think I am only now realising how it became such a habit every time I had two minutes to spare to just take my phone and open a few apps. [...]
[...] In terms of opportunities, she was also given the same/similar ones given as her male colleagues. So once again, being a woman in our current world and society is tough and seeing those changes makes me happy. I hope that Donna Strickland's career will inspire more women and little girls to pursue their dreams and never give up because of gender. We are equal. I am so proud of you, of all women and of your hard work and tenacity. [...]
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