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Julia Butterfly Hill- environmental and peace activist

Julia Butterfly Hill- environmental and peace activist

Debunking Larry Sumner's unfortunate comment about science&engineering being less suited to women innate abilities.

Debunking Larry Sumner's unfortunate comment about science&engineering being less suited to women innate abilities.

Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes. Dorothy Pitman-Hughes saw her father nearly beaten to death by the KKK when she was a child. Biddy Craft

Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes. Dorothy Pitman-Hughes saw her father nearly beaten to death by the KKK when she was a child. Biddy Craft

Hedy Lamarr Starlet Hollywood Golden Age Spread Spectrum Technology Torpedo frequency jamming

Women in math and science

Hedy Lamarr Starlet Hollywood Golden Age Spread Spectrum Technology Torpedo frequency jamming

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

In 1967, Kathrine Switzer was the first woman to run the Boston marathon. After realizing that a woman was running, race organizer Jock Semple went after Switzer shouting, “Get the hell out of my race and give me those numbers.” However, Switzer’s boyfriend and other male runners provided a protective shield during the entire marathon. The photographs taken of the incident made world headlines, and Kathrine later won the NYC marathon with a time of 3:07:29.

A history lesson in comic form?! We love it. Thanks to @Dena Avery for sharing this awesome piece by Rebecca Cohen!

A history lesson in comic form?! We love it. Thanks to @Dena Avery for sharing this awesome piece by Rebecca Cohen!

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