Evening Post: August 12, 1899.
"She immediately alighted, caught hold of the astonished youth, and gave him a sound thrashing, using her fists in a scientific fashion…”
I would love to know what this means.
I think that might be code for “punched him in the balls with devastating accuracy”.
I think the sport of boxing was (is?) often referred to as a science! In the older sense of ‘something that requires expert knowledge’. So if she thrashed him in scientific fashion, it implies that she had some expert knowledge of how to punch people, possibly learned from someone with some formal training!
That’s how we do it in the North
IN A SCIENTIFIC FASHION
"Some women are lost in the fire. Some women are built from it."
"Never did like that much," is a baller and superb way to express your irritation with the way the patriarchy refuses to acknowledge how badass you are.
Bless this post.
Meant to reblog this marvelous thing ages ago.
I’m loving the Google doodle for today celebrating the birthday of British paleontologist, Mary Anning. She discovered her first dinosaur skeleton at the age of 12 with her 15 year old brother and is rumored to be the inspiration behind the tongue twister: “She sells seashells.” Beachcombing is one of my favorite things to do. I can’t even imagine the sheer excitement of finding a dinosaur skull staring out at you from the cliff. I can see how she made it her life’s work against all odds.
She struggled financially for much of her life. Her family was poor, and as religious dissenters, were subject to legal discrimination. As a woman, she was not eligible to join the Geological Society of London, and she did not always receive full credit for her scientific contributions.
The only scientific writing of hers published in her lifetime appeared in the Magazine of Natural History in 1839 – an extract from a letter that Anning had written to the magazine’s editor questioning one of its claims.
It was only in 2010, 163 years after her death in 1847, that the Royal Society included Anning in a list of the ten British women who have most influenced the history of science.
"Strong is the New Pretty" is a new photo series by Kate Parker which shows her two daughters and their friends "just as they are: loud, athletic, fearless, messy, joyous, frustrated. I wanted to celebrate them, just as they are, and show them that is enough. Being pretty or perfect is not important. Being who they are is."
Photos by Kate T. Parker.
Just a fraction of the cool stuff I learned when researching women’s history.
Since 2009, the Smithsonian Archives has posted photographs showing women scientists and engineers at work. Here are some images from their archives.
Anna Chao Pai, working on developmental genetics and cross-breeding special strains of mice.
Where’s jennhoney when I need her? What’s the correct tag again? Is it #powerful depictions of extraordinary women? I can’t remember.
that tag works and ~I’m always with you~