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I just finished putting together a Wikipedia article on plant biologist Mary Clutter, who was so instrumental in determining mechanisms for gene regulation and expression through her work with plant hormones.

She also was one of the foremost scientists involved in expanding opportunities for women scientists in the latter half of the 20th century, including getting them the recognition they deserved for their accomplishments.

#Wikipedia #Women #Biology #Science

My "favourite" thing about this study is the part where achaeologists who found hunting tools/weapons in women's graves assumed they were kitchen implements.

Like, "well Hans, in this woman's grave, we found what inscriptions at the time have named the Flail of Vengeance. As of right now, we are not sure to what culinary task this tool was turned, but conjecture that it was possibly the preparation of small pies."

#archaeology #feminism #women #academia #AcademicMastodon

The "Lost Women of Science" podcast just did a 2 part episode about her, part of their "Lost Women of the Manhattan Project" series.

(transcripts available)

Part 1:

Part 2:

#Science #History #Women #Podcast #ManhattanProject

This excellent illustration, “The hostile obstacle course that #women & BIPOC have to endure in academia” is making the rounds again & it’s always worth resharing.

Also, this applies to far, far more than careers in #science.

Born in the late 1800s, Dr. Inez Beverly Prosser became the first Black woman to earn a PhD in psychology.

Her dissertation on school integration concluded that Black children in integrated schools had a harder time — a controversial finding before Brown v. Board of Ed.

Dr. Prosser also helped several Black students receive funding for college. Tragically, she passed away just one year after earning her PhD at ~38 in a car accident. #HistoryRemix #women #science

"Our recommendation to anyone interested not just in helping #women succeed, but helping society prosper & evolve & driving social & economic progress, is to stop applying sexist criticisms to women & apply useful criticisms to change the behavior of arrogant & overconfident men…who have long led the system & status quo."

Beatrice ‘Tilly’ Shilling was born in 1909 in Hampshire. She became an aeronautical engineer & daredevil motorcycle racer.

In 1936, Shilling joined The Royal Aircraft Establishment. 5 yrs later, she led a team that designed a device to prevent Merlin plane engines from stalling during flight, which helped the Allies win WWII.

Shilling was also the 2nd woman to earn a Brooklands Gold Star for lapping the track at >100mph. #HistoryRemix #science #history #women

This chart shows the percentage of female employees at big #tech companies (based on self-reported figures in 2021).

The percentages of #women specifically doing tech jobs is lower, given they make up <25% of those positions.

With the recent departure of visible female leaders in companies like Meta & YouTube (replaced by men), I’ve been wondering whether there are any women left in top roles at major tech companies.

I’m genuinely curious bc I can’t think of any. If not, why?

As of March 2023, 72 #women have flown in #space.

Of these, 44 have worked on the International Space Station as long-duration expedition crewmembers, as visitors on space shuttle assembly flights, or as space flight participants on short-duration missions.

Learn more about these inspiring pioneers from around the world: #science #history #HistoryRemix

This is a real Warning. Your, your family and freinds' safety and rights are in growing threat in your home.

Google, Amazon and Apple are now tracking women's intimate history for the police, including in many cases through voice recordings, home device, phone device recordings, search history, forums used, cookies, biological data.

Police are being set on women.

Just the softest warning from google

#women #tracking #freedom #policestate #periods #nest #IoT

Fission is in the news, but few recognize that a woman physicist was behind the discovery.

Lise Meitner’s brilliance led to the discovery of nuclear fission. But her long time collaborator Otto Hahn, was awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry w/o her in 1944, even though she had given the first theoretical explanation.

Albert Einstein called Meitner “our Marie Curie." She also adamantly refused to work on the atomic bomb during WWII. #women #history #science #HistoryRemix

Rosalind Franklin’s research was crucial to discovering DNA’s double helix structure 🧬 but it was James Watson & Francis Crick who received the credit & Nobel Prize.

Unknown to Franklin, the pair saw her unpublished data & X-ray diffraction images, inspiring their model. They never acknowledged her contribution until after her death.

How many discoveries & innovations of #women do we attribute to the men who took credit for their ideas? #history #science #HistoryRemix

this is something I had no idea about. Very inspiring and her work is beautiful.
#women #art #plantstodon #gardening

“If current trends continue, women & men will be equally represented in the field of biology in 2069. In physics, math & engineering, women should not expect to reach parity for more than a century.“

“The data show that women are systematically denied the chief currencies of scientific credit: publications & citations.” #women #science #books

Did you know Monopoly was invented by a woman named Elizabeth Magie in 1903?

Originally ‘The Landlord’s Game,’ it was designed as a protest against the big monopolists like Carnegie & Rockefeller.

But it was Charles Darrow, an unemployed salesman, who eventually sold it to Parker Brothers after playing a version.

Parker Brothers credited Monopoly with saving their company. Magie died in 1948 without recognition. Darrow became very wealthy & his legend lives on. #history #women #HistoryRemix

Inflation’s biting everyone in the butt lately and I wanted to do something about it. So I grabbed 3 of my fave fantasy stories, chopped the price, and released ’em in this collection I’m calling WOMEN OF WONDER. You save 70% over buying each story separate!

Check out that shiny shiny book cover (made with #Inkscape)!

More info at my site:

Boosts appreciated!

#MastoArt #CreativeToots #ebook #ebooks #bundle #reading #writing #Amazon #Kobo #fantasy #women #goats

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