How many of us knew about the women of Hidden Figures before the movie?
Hedy Lamarr, one of the most “beautiful” movie stars of the 1930s and 40s, also invented a radio system to throw off Nazi torpedoes. Her work is the basis for cellular and Blue Tooth technology. Did you know that?
Rosalind Elsie Franklin discovered DNA…but a couple of guys took the credit and won the prizes. Chien-Shiung Wu disproved something in physics, but a couple of guys took the credit and won the prizes. Jocelyn Bell Burnell did something with pulsars, but a couple of guys took the credit and won the prizes. I mention only three. There are more.
Which is why we need an International Women’s Day.
Hear me roar.