Google Doodle: Shakuntala Devi

March 12, 2015 0

What you haven’t heard about the remarkable Shakuntala Devi is about her marriage to Paritosh Banerji, an officer of the Indian Administrative Service in the 1960s that ended in divorce in 1979. […]

FROM THE VAULT: “Ain’t I a Woman?”

March 11, 2015 0

That man over there says that women need to be helped into carriages, and lifted over ditches, and to have the best place everywhere. Nobody ever helps me into carriages, or over mud-puddles, or gives me any best place! And ain’t I a woman? […]

Madame Curie Treated like a floozie, not a brilliant scientist

March 11, 2015 0

In 1903, Madame Curie was honored with her first Nobel Prize in Physics, shared by her husband Pierre and French Physicist Henri Becquerel, “in recognition of the extraordinary services they have rendered by their joint researches on the radiation phenomena discovered by Professor Henri Becquerel.”

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Susan B. Anthony Commits a Federal Crime and Votes

March 8, 2015 0

Anthony (L) and Stanton (R)

“If you refuse us our rights as citizens, I will bring charges against you in Criminal Court and I will sue each of you personally for large, exemplary damages!I know I can win. I have Judge Selden as a lawyer. […]

The Mysterious Life of Isabelle Eberhardt

March 7, 2015 0

“I am not afraid of death, but would not want to die in some obscure or pointless way.” – Isabelle Eberhardt (1877-1904), some have labeled her a “cross-dresser”, but according to her diaries, she dressed as a man in order to be “free.” […]

The Rise and Fall of Tupperware’s Brownie Wise

March 3, 2015 0

Brownie Wise was the marketing genius who created the in-home sales technique for Tupperware, giving more power to women. As head of sales, she grew the company to 100 million in revenue by 1958, becoming the first woman ever to grace their cover of Businessweek. Inventor Earl Tupper “grew annoyed when the press implied that his plastic products owed their success entirely to Brownie Wise’s marketing know-how.” […]

Edith Nourse Rogers (1881 – 1960)

March 1, 2015 0

“Investigations by the War Department and Edith Rogers uncovered nothing; and the incidence of disorderly and criminal conduct among the WAACs was a tiny fraction of that among the male military population, venereal disease was almost non-existent, and the pregnancy rate was far below civilian women. […]