Self-Rescuing Princess Society

No damsels in distress here.

  • 20th October
    2014
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xlikegold:

bootsnblossoms:

femininefreak:

Gloria Steinem and Dorothy Pitman-Hughes, 1972 and 2014

Both by Dan Bagan

Wanna see my cry like a baby? Ask me who these women were.

Hughes’ father was beaten nearly to death by the KKK when she was a kid, and what does she do? Become an activist to try and stop that from happening to other people. She raised money to bail civil rights protesters out of jail. She helped women get out of abusive situations by providing shelter for them until they got on their feet. She founded an agency that helped women get to work without having to leave their children alone, because childcare in the 1970s? Not really a thing. In fact, a famous feminist line in the 70s was “every housewife is one man away from welfare.”

Then she teamed up with Steinman to found the Women’s Action Alliance, which created the first battered women’s shelters in history. They attacked women’s rights issues through boots on the ground activism, problem solving, and communication. They stomped over barriers of race and class to meet women where they were: mostly mothers who wanted better for themselves and their children.

These are women are who I always wanted to be.

Let’s not forget that these ladies are STILL out there grinding on the front lines for feminism.

(via pfowolf)

  • 14th October
    2014
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legendarywomen:

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) - often worked closely with Charles Babbage as he was preparing his mechanical general-purpose computer. As a result of her suggestions and mathematical algorithms for his machine, she is called the world’s first programmer.

legendarywomen:

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852) - often worked closely with Charles Babbage as he was preparing his mechanical general-purpose computer. As a result of her suggestions and mathematical algorithms for his machine, she is called the world’s first programmer.

  • 13th October
    2014
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Bravery is...

(Source: nonlinearfluctuations)

  • 13th October
    2014
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spacetravelco:

Ada Lovelace Day is just around the corner! Don’t miss PBS’ timely “Makers: Women in Space" special this Tuesday at 9pm (PST), or online the following afternoon. Narrated by Jodie Foster, the documentary features interviews with female astronauts, aviators, and engineers who have paved the way for women in STEM.
We’ll be celebrating women in science all week here with retrospective posts.

spacetravelco:

Ada Lovelace Day is just around the corner! Don’t miss PBS’ timely “Makers: Women in Space" special this Tuesday at 9pm (PST), or online the following afternoon. Narrated by Jodie Foster, the documentary features interviews with female astronauts, aviators, and engineers who have paved the way for women in STEM.

We’ll be celebrating women in science all week here with retrospective posts.

  • 13th October
    2014
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insanitygroup:

Insanity’s Sian Anderson has been announced as a ‘Rising Star’ special award winner in the Music Week - Women in Music 2014 Roll of Honour! 
Very proud! 

insanitygroup:

Insanity’s Sian Anderson has been announced as a ‘Rising Star’ special award winner in the Music Week - Women in Music 2014 Roll of Honour! 

Very proud! 

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    2014
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