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Women’s History Month

  1. To Celebrate the End of Women’s History Month, a Gallery of Women in Science

    she blinded me with science

    Not that we're going to suddenly stop celebrating great women in history, especially those who have made an impact in STEM fields, but what better way to close out Women's History Month than with a gallery of women in science? After the jump, one such gallery, courtesy of the Smithsonian Institution, of women who have made great contributions to several fields of science!

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  2. Thanks, They’ll be Here All Month: Free Online Film Fest Celebrates Real Women

    We Can Be Heroes

    What does Shadya Zoabi, a 17-year-old Arab-Muslim karate champion from Israel, have in common with Wangari Maathai, the first African woman and environmentalist to win the Nobel Peace Prize? Both of them share their stories in free online documentaries this month as part of ITVS' Women and Girls Lead Film Festival. Eleven hour-long films in all are being showcased as part of Women's History Month, including the 5-part PBS Miniseries Women, War, and Peace. The fest features documentaries from all over the world and topics ranging from a group of prison moms who formed a Girl Scout Troop, to the problem of misogyny and homophobia in hip-hop culture, to Shadya's story as the 2003 Israel national karate champ.

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  3. Featuring Women’s History at Your Business Might Increase Sales

    This Exists... Because of A Lady

    If there's anything that history geeks like, it's context. Like why people did things that went down in history and under what circumstances did they find themselves, and how it applies to the present day. And that's why one Boston-area PR agency, History Smiths, is trying to do for local businesses for Women's History Month. They say that the more women find out about their successful foremothers, the more they will be motivated to go further in their personal and professional lives. And as far as businesses go, incorporating women's history into their own promotions will attract more customers, male and female. We approve of this highly geeky approach to PR!

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  4. A Lady Made That

    This Exists... Because of A Lady

    Between turning a year old and starting up our contest, I almost forgot the other thing that the end of February means: the beginning of March, Women's History Month. In that spirit, though it's a little old, please enjoy the first episode of Jenny Hagel's Feminist Rapper, A Lady Made That. (via Gender Focus.)

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