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Ladies Last: 8 Inventions by Women That Dudes Got Credit For

Ladies Last: 8 Inventions by Women That Dudes Got Credit For
October 15 is Ada Lovelace Day, named for the world's first computer programmer and dedicated to promoting women in STEM—science, technology, engineering, and math. A Victorian-era mathematical genius, Lovelace was the first to describe how computing machines could solve math problems, write new forms of music, and much more, if you gave them instructions in a language they could understand. Of course, over the ensuing 100-plus years, dudes have been lining up to push her out of the picture (more on that below). Lovelace is hardly the only woman to be erased from the history of her own work. (This isn't a complete list, by tragically epic degrees. Rosalind Franklin Wikimedia Commons ​Rosalind Franklin, discovery of the DNA double helix: Watson and Crick's famed article in Nature on the discovery of the DNA double-helix structure, which would win them a Nobel Prize, buries a mention of Rosalind Franklin's role in the footnotes. Ada Lovelace Wikimedia Commons Lise Meitner Wikimedia Commons Related:  Histoire (discipline) : exclusion, théorisation, réhabilitation.Sex and Gender

53 photographies qui témoignent du courage exceptionnel de ces femmes qui ont marqué l’Histoire Les femmes ont été pendant trop longtemps considérées comme le « sexe faible ». Et pourtant certaines d’entre elles ont prouvé à juste titre qu’elles avaient autant de force, d’engagement, de volonté et de courage que les hommes. Souvent méconnues, ces femmes ont fait l’histoire et ont marqué l’humanité à jamais. Découvrez ces figures féminines qui ont brisé des barrières ! Anna Fisher, une femme américaine astronaute et première mère dans l’espace – 1984 Une Arménienne de 106 ans qui protège sa maison avec un AK-47 – 1990 Amelia Earhart, première femme-pilote à avoir traversé l’océan Atlantique – 1928 Des femmes bénévoles qui apprennent à lutter contre les incendies à Pearl Harbor – 1941/1945 Une femme londonienne qui boit une tasse de thé après la destruction de sa maison par les bombardements allemands – 1940 La capitaine Nieves Fernandez montre à un soldat américain comment elle a tué les occupants japonais – 1944 Une femme travaillant sur un avion de chasse – 1944 Leola N.

The First Legal Abortionists Tell Their Stories -- The Cut “It was organized like an underground railroad. I didn’t have direct contact with the patients until their appointments. The women would contact a member of the clergy who was one of the referral group. The priests set up the appointments. “The women came by car, by bus, and by train. “I basically taught myself how to do abortions. Dr. “When I was 20 I had an illegal abortion in New York City. “I provided my first abortion in the late '60s; 1968 was the year 100,000 teens came to San Francisco with flowers in their hair. “The year before, abortion law had been liberalized in California. “I performed the abortions in the hospital, which was legally mandated at the time. “When Roe passed, it was just fantastic. “After Roe, I didn’t think about the backlash. Dr. “Abortion in the U.S. has become a victim of its own success; an entire generation of Americans have grown up without seeing or understanding what the dark days of before Roe were like. Dr. “I wanted to be an epidemiologist. Dr.

How Women Are Changing The World, Shown In Gorgeous Illustrations How Women Are Changing The World, Shown In Gorgeous Illustrations The Huffington Post | By Nina Bahadur Posted: Updated: Peruvian artist María María Acha-Kutscher wants to make women's participation in social movements more visible -- and her gorgeous illustrations do just that. (Story continues below.) Acha-Kutscher started her "Indignadas" project in 2012, paying homage to woman activists worldwide. According to her website, the artist hopes that her work will "make women's efforts more visible and place women at the center of these social struggles." "I hope this series connects especially with young people, with the 'new feminism,'" Acha-Kutscher told The Huffington Post. Check out more inspiring images below. HuffPostWomen See On Around the Web Indignadas - MARÍA MARÍA ACHA-KUTSCHER Indignadas | Facebook 14 Powerful Images Remind the World That Women Can Change the Course of ... Info - MARÍA MARÍA ACHA-KUTSCHER Peru's Feminist Activist-Artist: María María Acha-Kutscher · Global ...

How Doctors Take Women's Pain Less Seriously Early on a Wednesday morning, I heard an anguished cry—then silence. I rushed into the bedroom and watched my wife, Rachel, stumble from the bathroom, doubled over, hugging herself in pain. “Something’s wrong,” she gasped. This scared me. So when I saw Rachel collapse on our bed, her hands grasping and ungrasping like an infant’s, I called the ambulance. I don’t know how long it took for the ambulance to reach us that Wednesday morning. I didn’t know our wait was just beginning. I buzzed the EMTs into our apartment. “Eleven,” Rachel croaked. As we loaded into the ambulance, here’s what we didn’t know: Rachel had an ovarian cyst, a fairly common thing. “Ovarian torsion represents a true surgical emergency,” says an article in the medical journal Case Reports in Emergency Medicine. There is nothing like witnessing a loved one in deadly agony. And there we stopped. Emergency-room patients are supposed to be immediately assessed and treated according to the urgency of their condition.

If Disney Princesses Were Historically Accurate Jennifer Lawrence has a point. Famous quotes, the way a woman would have to say them during a meeting. By Joby Warrick October 8, 2015 A few feet below this prairie town lies one of North America’s biggest coal deposits, a 100-foot-thick slab of brittle black rock spanning an area the size of Rhode Island — nearly all of it owned by the U.S. taxpayer. Just a dozen nearby mines, scattered across a valley known as the Powder River Basin, contain enough coal to meet the country’s electricity needs for decades. The Obama administration is seeking to curb the United States’ appetite for the basin’s coal, which scientists say must remain mostly in the ground to prevent a disastrous warming of the planet. Each shipment highlights what critics describe as a hypocrisy underlying U.S. climate policy: While boasting of pollution cuts at home, the United States is facilitating the sale of large quantities of government-owned coal abroad. But with domestic demand shrinking, mining firms are looking to sell more coal abroad. “It erases everything the Obama administration is trying to do,” said James R.

10 Female Revolutionaries That You Probably Didn't Learn About In History class By Kathleen Harris / Sep 5, 2014 We all know male revolutionaries like Che Guevara, but history often tends to gloss over the contributions of female revolutionaries that have sacrificed their time, efforts, and lives to work towards burgeoning systems and ideologies. Despite misconceptions, there are tons of women that have participated in revolutions throughout history, with many of them playing crucial roles. They may come from different points on the political spectrum, with some armed with weapons and some armed with nothing but a pen, but all fought hard for something that they believed in. Let’s take a look at 10 of these female revolutionaries from all over the world that you probably won’t ever see plastered across a college student’s T-shirt. Nadezhda Krupskaya Many people know Nadezhda Krupskaya simply as Vladimir Lenin’s wife, but Nadezhda was a Bolshevik revolutionary and politician in her own right. ​Constance Markievicz Petra Herrera Nwanyeruwa Lakshmi Sehgal

9 Reasons Why the Self-Esteem of Young Girls Really Matters pan with mousewheelpinch Studies show that your typical elementary school girl is pretty amazing: confident, assertive, unafraid to say what she thinks, and full of positive feelings about herself and the world around her. The trick is to keep her that empowered for the rest of her life. Click through the above infographic to dig into the science of young female confidence, and find out why it’s important to encourage a girl in your life today. Join GOOD + GAP in empowering girls everywhere through a series of inspiring stories. Katie Wudel More Info Katie Wudel is the special projects editor at GOOD. Some recent articles by Katie Wudel:

Riot Grrrl Pendant longtemps, le rock était une affaire d'hommes. Partie d'Olympia dans l'État de Washington, une ville tranquille dont la jeune université devient vite un bastion activiste, une révolution féminine et punk va faire valser ce statu quo. Au cours des années 1980, dans l'Amérique dirigée par Bush père, le féminisme brandi durant les deux décennies précédentes connaît un backlash ("retour de bâton"). L'opinion publique considère la question comme réglée, voire intempestive. À Olympia, si la vie culturelle bouillonne d'idées progressistes, sur fond de musique grunge, les girls en ont marre de se faire malmener lors des concerts. Les pochettes d'album sexistes, avec femmes nues, de préférence ensanglantées, les révulsent. Ladies first Vingt ans avant la "prière punk" des Pussy Riot, qui se sont baptisées ainsi en hommage aux Riot Grrrl, ce film raconte l'histoire d'un mouvement qui a permis aux filles de s'engouffrer dans la scène rock.

4 Ways Breast Cancer Awareness Campaigns Can Be Sexist and Oppressive For nearly two decades, October has been known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Around this time of the year, the activism surrounding breast cancer spikes, and many campaigns receive a great deal of support. There is no doubt that trying to eradicate breast cancer is a worthy cause. But, are all of these campaigns deserving of our support, or are some of them harmful? Some breast cancer awareness campaigns are brilliant, and they manage to be effective without being oppressive. It’s important that we examine these campaigns and call out their harmful behavior. Let’s look at some of the ways certain breast cancer awareness campaigns are oppressive. 1. “Save the tatas!” Many breast cancer awareness campaigns seem to focus on breasts instead of on cancer or, you know, on the patients themselves. I get it: Breasts are great. But this strong focus on breasts has a harmful effect. In a sense, yes: Breast cancer is about breasts. 2. This, simply, isn’t true. 3. Cancer is serious. Sandy M. 4.

Dans les bordels des camps nazis | Sans Compromis A l’occasion des 70 ans de la libération du camp d’Auschwitz-Birkenau, le 27 janvier 1945, revenons sur la double violence du système prostitueur forcé à l’intérieur des camps nazis. Les femmes qui sont « choisies » sont des prisonnières non-juives, dites « asociales » (dont des homosexuelles). Les nazis promettent, pour encourager certaines à se prostituer, d’être libérées au bout de 6 mois, ce qui ne sera évidement pas le cas. Elles sont destinées aux prisonniers non racisés, non juifs, les plus méritants, de manière à ne pas créer de solidarité entre ces derniers et d’augmenter le rythme de productivité. Des bordels sont spécialement destinés aux SS, d’autres pour les ouvriers des camps. Encore une dimension de l’histoire concernant les femmes, qui est trop souvent tue, « dont la violence est minimisée pour rester concentrer sur l’horreur ». Revenons sur cet article de Libération, datant du 10/09/2009 : Leurs «clients» ? (1) De Robert Sommer, éd. Frieda J'aime : J'aime chargement…