During the workday, she sometimes has to pee — this means running half a mile (in heels!
) to the other side of the campus to reach the closest “colored” women’s room.
This surgery is done using an instrument put up the urethra, so it doesn’t require cutting into the abdomen.
You will get either general anesthesia (where you are asleep) or regional anesthesia (where the lower part of your body is numbed).
Johnson acts, of course, primarily out of self-interest: It benefits him to have Harrison working, rather than taking 30-minute bathroom breaks.
He has no problem with a system that helps him until that same system starts hurting him.
He had to take over manual control and pilot the craft through a risky re-entry into the atmosphere. An investigation showed that his urine bag leaked and droplets got into the electronics, hobbling his automatic systems, Roberts said.
If rogue urine sounds problematic, think about the agony floating feces could inflict inside a cramped space capsule.
When Harrison finds out how much of Johnson’s workday is spent running back and forth to relieve herself, he grabs a crowbar and tears down the “Whites Only” sign outside the building’s bathroom. It’s one of the moments in “Hidden Figures” where it’s clear that, while the women can — and do — chip away at the bars that hold them back, it’s much more efficient for a white guy with a crowbar to do it for you.
That’s the funny thing about oppression: You really need the people with power to tear down the very system that gives them that power.
Surgery is part of the treatment for most bladder cancers.