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History as this woman sees it. The serious, the kitsch, the opinionated. Companion to http://www.kitsch-slapped.com/
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Great women of science 

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Great women of science
Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) - British biophysicist and X-ray crystallographer who made critical contributions to the understanding of the fine molecular structures of DNA,...
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Alice in Quantumland: A Charming Illustrated Allegory of Quantum Mechanics by a CERN Physicist

Alice in Quantumland: A Charming Illustrated Allegory of Quantum Mechanics by a CERN Physicist | Herstory | Scoop.it

"Down the rabbit hole of antimatter, or how to believe six impossible things about gender stereotypes before breakfast.

 

As a lover of science and of all things Alice in Wonderland, imagine my delight at discovering Alice in Quantumland: An Allegory of Quantum Physics (public library) — an imaginative and unusual 1995 quantum primer by particle physicist Robert Gilmore, who has under his belt experience at Stanford and CERN.

 

Besides the clever concept, two things make the book especially remarkable: It flies in the face of gender stereotypes with a female protagonist who sets out to make sense of some of the most intense science of all time, and it features Gilmore’s own magnificent illustrations for a perfect intersection of art and science, true to recent research indicating that history’s most successful scientists also dabbled in the arts."


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Happy Birthday, Grace Hopper: She taught computers to talk

Happy Birthday, Grace Hopper: She taught computers to talk | Herstory | Scoop.it
In a fast-moving tech world, it's worth taking time to remember Grace Hopper. A navy admiral and math whiz, she taught computers to talk
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Google is honoring her today too.


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Queered Science: Historic Women Pioneers

Queered Science: Historic Women Pioneers | Herstory | Scoop.it

'Extraordinary Women in Science & Medicine', an exhibit at The Grolier Club, highlight 32 women scientists who transcended gender-related societal constraints, including two queer women.


...It has nothing to do with the innate characteristics of women (because that idea is a fallacy if ever there was one) but rather the way people who are identified as "feminine" by society are treated, or not treated: the stories they are told about themselves.


All that philosophizing aside, de Beauvoir explains in detail the ways — at least up to her time, in the mid-1900s — that women of equal intelligence were kept away and turned down from institutions of higher learning.

And the women highlighted in this exhibit are some of the few who transcended, for whatever reason, those gender-related societal constraints on their intellect.

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As insightful about history and women's lived in general as it is about the individuals themselves. This is why we still need exhibits like this.

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As insightful about history and women's lived in general as it is about the individuals themselves. This is why we still need exhibits like this.

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The Women Who Mapped the Universe And Still Couldn’t Get Any Respect

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In 1881, Edward Charles Pickering, director of the Harvard Observatory, had a problem: the volume of data coming into his observatory was exceeding his staff’s ability to analyze it. He also had doubts about his staff’s competence–especially that of his assistant, who Pickering dubbed inefficient at cataloging. So he did what any scientist of the latter 19th century would have done: he fired his male assistant and replaced him with his maid, Williamina Fleming. Fleming proved so adept at computing and copying that she would work at Harvard for 34 years–eventually managing a large staff of assistants.

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Study shows gender bias in science is real. Here’s why it matters. | Unofficial Prognosis, Scientific American Blog Network

Study shows gender bias in science is real. Here’s why it matters. | Unofficial Prognosis, Scientific American Blog Network | Herstory | Scoop.it

It’s tough to prove gender bias. In a real-world setting, typically the most we can do is identify differences in outcome. A man is selected for hire ... (You know who's bad at science?


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About Maria Mitchell, The Woman Google Is Honoring Today

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Maria Mitchell (pronounced Ma-RYE-ah) was an astronomer, librarian, naturalist, and above all, educator. She discovered a comet through a telescope, for which she was awarded a gold medal by the King of Denmark. She was then thrust into the international spotlight and became America’s first professional female astronomer.


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New Theory on Why Men Love Breasts

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Straight men are programmed to love breasts so that they'll play with them during sex, which triggers the woman's maternal bonding circuitry.
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Bearing Sons Can Alter Your Mind

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"Giving a whole new meaning to "pregnancy brain," a new study shows that male DNA—likely left over from pregnancy with a male fetus—can persist in a woman's brain throughout her life. Although the biological impact of this foreign DNA is unclear, the study also found that women with more male DNA in their brains were less likely to have suffered from Alzheimer's disease—hinting that the male DNA could help protect the mothers from the disease, the researchers say."

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Neuroscientists take aim at Naomi Wolf's theory of the "conscious vagina"

Neuroscientists take aim at Naomi Wolf's theory of the "conscious vagina" | Herstory | Scoop.it

Scientiests (wisely) take on Wolf's "a woman's brain and vagina are best understood as one system" and other claims.

 


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Gallery: Women in Science

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by JAMIE FREVELE, 

The Mary Sue

 

Not that we’re going to suddenly stop celebrating great women in history, especially those who have made an impact in STEM fields, but what better way to close out Women’s History Month than with a gallery of women in science? After the jump, one such gallery, courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, of women who have made great contributions to several fields of science!  [MORE]


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An opinionated woman obsessed with objects, entertained by ephemera, intrigued by researching, fascinated by culture & addicted to writing. The wind says my name; doesn't put an @ in front of it, so maybe you don't notice. http://www.kitsch-slapped.com
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