There are few things in the world more depressing than the knowledge that a 65 year-old Somali gynecologist has bigger balls than you could ever hope to achieve even if you gave yourself steroid collagen injections to the scrotum every night and set up an induction port that allowed you to inflate them with an air pump like a basketball or those high-top sneakers from the early 90s.
Meet Hawa Abdi. A woman who has never raised her fist in anger against another human being, but also one who could perform three C-sections on dirt-poor women, wash her hands, then go straight outside, stare down an army of gun-toting hardcore fanatical Somali militiamen, and with four words send them running for their lives on a light-speed rainbow of shame and self-loathing without even blinking. A woman once appropriately described once as “one part Mother Teresa, one part Rambo.”
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Somebody make a movie about this woman.
Oh my Frick. DUDE. oAo Movie, yes. I would watch that.
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she better win that fucking Nobel twice over
Biggest bad ass. Yes.
I hope she gets the Nobel Peace Prize.
Just finished reading the article… I have no words adequate to convey my profound awe and respect for this lady.
What an incredible woman and doctor. I hope she wins the Nobel Peace Prize, and I hope the world’s wealthy can look to her and see a role model.