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7 Female Revolutionaries That You Didn't Learn About in History Class. America the beautiful author. Constance Kopp was one of America’s first lady cops. This charming book tells her story. Lauren Zuniga's "Submissive" Portraits of Strength: Seven Extraordinary Women. What do photographs of women, taken by women, look like?

Portraits of Strength: Seven Extraordinary Women

In honor of International Women’s Day, March 8, I asked seven female National Geographic photographers to share an image they took that revealed a woman’s experience. In a world where gender equality is still elusive, these photographs tell stories of hope, bravery, hardship, and survival. I want to give my thanks to the incredible photographers for their vision and dedication to sharing stories of women’s experiences worldwide. Philomene was a schoolgirl in a small town called Beauchamps in the barren northwest of Haiti, where nothing grows except short mesquite trees. It is one of the largest charcoal-producing areas, and the overwhelming deforestation creates an impoverished landscape that beats people down. Haitian women are the ones who make Haiti run. The hope of Haiti’s future is in children. Somewhere between fear and sorrow there are often tears. Cynthia and her family were brave enough to agree. A New Book Profiles Female Scientists Who Changed the World.

How many female scientists can you name?

A New Book Profiles Female Scientists Who Changed the World

In a survey a few years ago, 65 percent of Americans couldn't name a single female scientist. Ouch. A new book will hopefully help fix that problem. Journalist Rachel Swaby's Headstrong: 52 Women Who Changed Science—And the World comes out today from Broadway Books. The book collects 52 brief biographies of women in all fields of science, from well-known women like Ada Lovelace and Rosalind Franklin to many, many people I'd never heard of before. We got permission to share three biographies from the book. WHEN EARLY THEATERGOERS NICKNAMED CINEMA “the flicks,” the name was an affectionate reference to a technologi­cal quirk. Arc lighting dates back to 1807, but it wasn’t until generators caught up with the technology’s needs in the 1870s that indus­try could finally use it. Arc lighting’s place should have been in the background, but because the lights hissed and sputtered, they claimed a promi­nent part in every production.

Malala Rocks Our Socks: Six Badass Quotes From Her New Movie. Image by Bruno Sanchez-Andrade Nuno via flickr, available under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial license.

Malala Rocks Our Socks: Six Badass Quotes From Her New Movie

Malala’s back and better than ever with a new movie, He Named Me Malala. The 18-year-old is continuing to speak out about the importance of girls’ rights and of education for everyone. In addition to being a worldwide phenomenon, she is also a regular teenager. She has admitted that her younger brothers annoy her at home, and that, having grown up eating Pakistani food, she doesn’t like eating British “boiled things” at her school. She likes Katy Perry’s music and giggles when the topic of boys comes up. So here are six awesome Malala quotes that will make your day, and six reasons why you should love her. 1) She’s outspoken about her rights “I have the right to sing. 2) When asked if she had fear of the Taliban, she had this epic response: “No. 3) She’s a feminist “If a man can look at me, why can’t I look at them?” Here's To The Women Who Changed Science—And The World.

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The courage of Autherine Lucy

The youngest of ten children, Juanita, as she preferred to be called, grew up on the 110-acre farm maintained by her parents, Minnie Hosea Lucy and Milton Cornelius Lucy. Like her siblings, Lucy was no stranger to hard work and helped her family pick cotton and harvest crops. However, she was a bit awkward and often fell behind the others. She was also very shy, giving no inkling of the civil rights pioneer she would become. Lucy wound up having to go through the ordeal alone, without her friend Pollie Myers Hudson. On June 29, 1955, the NAACP secured a court order preventing the University from rejecting the admission applications of Lucy and Myers (who had married and was then known as Pollie Myers Hudson) based upon their race. What irony. I wonder where the members of that mob who gathered on the campus are today. ... The following video news series covers the history.

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