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7 Women Inventors & Scientists Who Were Unjustly Overshadowed by Men

Cisgender, heterosexual men have been taking credit for the accomplishments of women for millennia. And thanks to improvements in how we catalogue and research history, we’re gradually busting more accreditation errors and thefts from the past.

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The Powerful Reason Actresses Will Be Wearing Black This Red Carpet Season

The Hollywood Reporter writes that actresses will be donning black this season in support of #MeToo and in protest of gender inequality.

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Twitter Is Sharing Tales of Badass Women from History Who Should All Have Biopics By Now

Users on Twitter have been sharing amazing stories of their favorite historical "bad bitches," and I want movies based on all of them now!

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Alyssa Milano Starts Survivor Hashtag #MeToo to Show the Prevalence of Sexual Violence

Trending on Twitter today is the hashtag #MeToo, a movement of women sharing their stories in order to express the magnitude of sexual assault today.

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Science Confirms What the Vikings Repeatedly Told Us: Women Were Warriors, Too

DNA research on a warrior grave in Sweden seems to confirm what the stories in Viking sagas would suggest: women, too, could serve as high-status warriors in Viking society.

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Today’s Google Doodle Honors Scientist Eva Ekeblad, to Whom We Owe Vodka and Other Potato-Based Miracles

At a time when potatoes were still relatively rare and not the staples that we recognize today, Eva Ekeblad conducted experiments and brought vodka, potato flour, and more to Europe during Sweden's food crises. 

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First Woman to Enter the Boston Marathon Ran Again Today, 50 Years After Being Attacked on the Course

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer became the first woman to officially enter the Boston Marathon. A lot of men–no surprise here–didn't react too well to her perceived interloping. But she's still running, 50 years later.

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A Short Animated History on Why Cleopatra Is More Than a Sexy Femme Fatale

In this TED-Ed lesson by Alex Gendler and animated by Brett Underhill, we see the two sides of Cleopatra's legacy.

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Things We Saw Today: Confuse Yourself With This Westworld Mystery Question Supercut

If you're still reeling a little bit from that Westworld finale, you're not alone. So why don't you go ahead and really double down on that feeling by watching this incredible supercut of literally all of the mysterious questions posed throughout the show.

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Learn About How Prostitutes Settled the Wild West on Adam Ruins Everything

The truTV show took on the ways we perceive the Wild West and pushes against the romanticized, misogynistic, and racist narratives that fill the mainstream notions of this time in history.

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Japan Apologizes to South Korean Survivors of WWII Forced Sexual Slavery, “Comfort Women”

As of today, South Korea has accepted the Japanese apology, which also came with a promise to contribute 1 billion yen to a victim's fund.

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San Francisco Approves Legislation to Create Memorial for WWII ‘Comfort Women’

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors recently passed legislation recommending that the city build a memorial dedicated to the "comfort women" of World War II.

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WTF History Presents Revolutionary War Soldier Anna Maria, AKA the American Mulan

Get your sh** together, history.

Why didn't we learn about this in school? WTF history, indeed.

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Film About the African-American Women Who Won the Space Race in Development

Step aside, Buzz Aldrin.

When we learn about the Space Race we mostly hear about Alan Shepard, Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin, and other white men. What about Katherine Johnson? Mary Jackson?

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Pay Attention To This Gloria Steinem Quote About Black Women Inventing The Feminist Movement

Let it never be said that feminist icon Gloria Steinem is complicit in "white feminism." No one's feminism is perfect, of course, but Steinem said something pretty crucial at Black Enterprise's Women Of Power Summit about the importance of black women to the feminist movement.

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