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.” […]

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