Posts tagged Google
Posts tagged Google
Google is still in denial
Shakuntala Devi was featured as Google’s doodle for today. And while this is rather nice from a perspective of Feminism, let me tell you what isn’t so nice…
She died earlier this year and I didn’t hear a single peep about it. In fact, I didn’t even know she existed until today because her accomplishments were never taught to us in school. This woman was probably an inspiration to many in the world and she completely smashed the sexist idea that STEM subjects are for men and social ones are for women. In the 1900s, no less.
Yet somehow the news of the deaths of male actors and musicians earlier this year was viewed by our society as worthwhile enough to spread in-person.
This is what feminists are talking about when we say that women and social minorities have been systematically erased from history. If it wasn’t for Google, no one here would have known about Shakuntala Devi and her accomplishments, including myself.
Today’s Google doodle is celebrating the birthday of Celia Cruz!
Mexican Google doodle commemorating the birth date of artist Rufino Tamayo on August 26.
Maria Mitchell’s 195th birthday
I have not seen anything of this on my dash today. Figured I’d go ahead and say something. (Admittedly, I don’t remember as much as I should from my History of Science class, so if anyone else wants to elaborate about her, please do.)
Today would have been Rosalind Franklin’s 93rd birthday. She was a pivotal figure in genetics research. And yet, no one seems to know about her.
That’s ‘cause Watson and Crick basically stole credit for her findings. And they, along with Wilkins, got the Nobel prize for her discovery. Four years after she died of cancer.
Rosalind Franklin is the one who discovered that DNA was shaped like a double helix. Critical to understanding the building blocks of life itself.
A woman discovered this.
Not three men.
1. Put your username in image search.
2. Select “animated” under search tools.
3. Post result.
I am well pleased
Remind me again why we need feminism? Oh, yeah.
women shouldn’t wear pants