He Zehui an Example for Chinese Women

He Zehui an Example for Chinese Women

Liu Bohong – Women of China – Monday, 04 August 2014 He Zehui (March 5, 1914 to June 20, 2011), was a distinguished female physicist in modern China. She accomplished great things in physics, and she became a stellar example for all Chinese women. He Zehui was born in Suzhou, in East China’s Jiangsu Province, on […]

[Europe] Could you name more than one female scientist?

[Europe] Could you name more than one female scientist?

Chris Green – Independent – Monday, 02 Jun 2014 (originally published 18 May) A quarter of people are unable to name a single famous female scientist, either living or dead, a European-wide study will reveal this week. Preliminary findings from a survey of more then 1,100 people, including scientists, indicate staggering levels of ignorance about […]

South American [Female] mummy ritually sacrificed

South American [Female] mummy ritually sacrificed

Melissa Hogenboom – BBC News – Monday, 03 March 2014 (originally published 27 Feb) A previously unidentified female mummy was killed in a ritual sacrifice in South America, new research has found. The mummified woman is over 500 years old, and would have died in her early 20s. She is thought to have arrived in […]

[US] Women’s rights is the longest revolution

[US] Women’s rights is the longest revolution

Ruth Rosen – Salon – Wednesday, 27 February 2013 (originally published 21 Feb) In 1968, the Phillip Morris Company launched a memorable campaign to sell Virginia Slims, a new brand of cigarettes targeting women, itself a new phenomenon.  It had a brand-new slogan: “You’ve come a long way, baby.”  The company plastered it on billboards nationwide […]

Women in Paris get rights to wear pants

Women in Paris get rights to wear pants

Devorah Lauter – The Age – Wednesday, 06 February 2013 (originally published 04 Feb) Paris: A 200-year-old law forbidding women to wear trousers in Paris has finally been revoked. On January 31, Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, France’s minister of women’s rights, made it officially impossible to arrest a woman for wearing trousers in the French capital. The law […]

Tiny jar identifies mighty Maya queen [Guatemala]

Tiny jar identifies mighty Maya queen [Guatemala]

Alan Boyle – NBC News – Tuesday, 09 October 2012 (originally published 03 Oct) Glyphs carved into a tiny alabaster jar have led archaeologists to conclude that the tomb in Guatemala where the jar was found belonged to one of the greatest queens of the Classic Maya civilization, known as Lady K’abel. “She was not […]