Dr Elizabeth Blackwell (1821–1910)English-born physician Elizabeth Blackwell was the first female MD in the United States. Rejected by many medical schools due to her gender, she ended up getting a place at the Geneva Medical College in New York, where she had to put up with a lot of douchebag classmates and a professor who thought she should leave the room for lectures on reproductive anatomy in order to protect her “delicate sensibilities”.

Dr Elizabeth Blackwell English-born physician Elizabeth Blackwell was the first female MD in the United States. Rejected by many medical schools due to her gender, she ended up getting a place at the Geneva Medical College in New York,

Murasaki Shikibu (973–1025…ish) was a lady-in-waiting in Japan’s imperial court during the Heian period, and wrote what is believed to be the first novel in human history: The Tale of Genji. Her father apparently praised her intelligence, but lamented that she was “born a woman”. In her diary, she records that she learned Chinese by listening through the door to the lessons her father gave her brother, because women were not meant to learn Chinese.

Murasaki Shikibu (973–1025...ish)

Murasaki Shikibu was a Lady-in-Waiting in Japan's imperial court during the Haian period. She wrote what is believed to be the very first novel, entitled "Tales of a Genji".

Elizabeth Blackwell (1831-1910) Fue la primera mujer en doctorarse en medicina en Estados Unidos, fue rechazada por muchas universidades tanto para estudiar y para realizar prácticas. En 1867 ya Elizabeth había establecido una escuela de medicina para mujeres, unida a la enfermería. La fama de la escuela se fue extendiendo por todo el mundo,   Para difundir sus ideas sobre la prevención de las enfermedades, fundó la Sociedad Nacional de la Salud.

Elizabeth Blackwell February 1821 – 31 May was the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, as well as the first woman on the UK Medical Register.

Hedy Lamarr (1914–2000) This is the face that Austrian-born American actress and inventor Hedy Lamarr would make when she gave no fucks, which is to say, the face she made every single day. She invented “frequency hopping” technology, which was put to use in a secret communications system and in radio-controlled torpedoes in WWII, which in turn laid the foundations for future technological developments such as Wi-Fi and GPS.  She was also a movie star.

Hedy Lamarr (1914–2000)

Hedy Lamarr invented "frequency hopping" technology, which was put to use in a secret communications system and in radio-controlled torpedoes in WWII, which in turn laid the foundations for future technological developments such as Wi-Fi and GPS.

[Infographic] Women’s History Month: ...words of the world’s most remarkable women. #quotes

[Infographic] Women's History Month: A Conversation Through Time

12 Historical Women Who Gave No F*cks These are just some of the women who, historically speaking, didn’t give a single fuck.

12 Historical Women Who Gave No Fucks

Women couldn't earn a degree even though they attended college on scholarships and did the same work. She discovered what the sun was composed of........

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For Women& History Month I posted daily biographies of women scientists. In case you couldn& tell by my Women in STEM jewelry series, I& pretty obsesse

"Claudette Colvin. Nine months before Rosa parks’ famous bus boycott, Calvin at 15 refused to give up her seat to a white passenger. She was inspired to stand up for her rights after learning about African American leaders in school. Civil rights leaders didn’t publicize her story because she became an unwed mother."

Rosa Parks was NOT the first black woman to refuse to give up her bus seat. But don't forget, Rosa Parks was a trained activist!

Victoria Woodhull, the first woman to run for President of the United States (and who had great taste in hats)

Victoria Claflin Woodhull: The First Woman to Run for President Was a Clairvoyant Free-Love Advocate

Cecilia Payne - the woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. Every high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, that Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and that Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of time. But when it comes to the composition of our universe, the textbooks simply say that the most abundant atom in the universe is hydrogen. And no one ever wonders how we know.

The woman who discovered what the universe is made of has not so much as received a memorial plaque. very high school student knows that Isaac Newton discovered gravity, Charles Darwin discovered evolution, and Albert Einstein discovered the relativity of

Grimke Sisters were some of the first women to act in American social reform movements. Their father, chief judge of the Supreme Court of S.C. was strong on slavery and subordination of women. Raised on a plantation, saw slavery. They started working for the abolition movement, learned just how powerless women were in politics. Were the first women to address the Mass. state legislature, causing a scandal, but attracted thousands. Lived to see the slaves freed and to vote themselves.

4 Famous Sets of Sisters Who Changed History

Sarah & Angelina Grimke, born to a slave-owning supreme-court judge in Charleston. They fled north, where their deep personal revulsion of slavery led them to become the first females to speak in public in the US.

Science textbooks never mention her.... I wonder why?  Sexism-Patriarchy is why.

Science textbooks never mention her. Sexism-Patriarchy is why. <<I'm inclined to agree.

12 Historical Women Who Gave No Fucks. From mathematicians and inventors to doctors and diplomats, these were just SOME of the women who were too busy being badasses and changing the world to give a single fuck what other people thought of them.

12 Historical Women Who Gave No Fucks

Annie Smith Peck was one of the earliest documented women to ‪ the Matterhorn. She was the mountaineer that refused to climb in a skirt and raised the adventure bar for women everywhere!

(1847) Maria Mitchell identified a new comet speeding across the sky. Her discovery brought her wide acclaim – including a gold medal from the king of Denmark. This remarkable woman was the first female astronomer in America. First she worked for the U.S. Nautical Almanac office, and then, in 1865, became professor of astronomy and director of women, she dedicated her life to teaching. She was the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

(1847) Maria Mitchell identified a new comet speeding across the sky. Her discovery brought her wide acclaim – including a gold medal from the king of Denmark. This remarkable woman was the first female astronomer in America. First she worked for the U.S. Nautical Almanac office, and then, in 1865, became professor of astronomy and director of women, she dedicated her life to teaching. She was the first woman elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

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