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Happy International Women's Day!

By Genevieve Burgess | Miscellaneous | March 8, 2015 |


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Today is International Women’s Day, and believe me I have already noticed that it happens to fall on the same day as Daylight Savings which means we only get 23 hours to celebrate the often overlooked accomplishments of women. But we’ll make the most of it.

I Fucking Love Science has a post up about Women Scientists You Need to Know, some of whom I was aware of and some I wasn’t. And whenever their accomplishments were attributed to other people, that’s noted as well.

An old post from Badass of the Week gives us the story of Nancy Wake, a hard drinking, World War II special agent who survived four days of Gestapo interrogation and killed an SS Stormtrooper with her bare hands. She was also married to a millionaire French industrialist, so it’s like a more continental version of Agent Carter where she marries Howard Stark towards the beginning of the war.

Emma Watson hosted a live conversation about her “He for She” and striving for gender equality worldwide.

Yesterday, commenter Reba mentioned Claudia Aelxander, the project manager of the Rosetta project.

NBC News has a round up of Asian-American and Pacific Islander women who are making an impact in their communities and beyond.

And if you’re looking for some artwork to keep celebrating women year-round, I’d recommend the “Women in Science” series from Rachel Ignotofsky. Here’s her illustration of Patricia Bath, an Ophthalmologist and inventor who founded the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness. PatriciaBath.jpg

And, of course, we should be celebrating all the amazing women you’re sure to tell me about in these very special 23 hours.


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