I absolutely loved finding this gem! Art as feminist protest! TURN IT UP!!!
It looks like the English speaking countries saw this Google Doodle on March 22nd which was Katsuko Saruhashi’s 98th birthday (and she’s still with us!) However, here’s your chance to learn about her in case you missed it.
“Saruhashi is renowned for her groundbreaking research as a geochemist. She was the first to accurately measure the concentration of carbonic acid in water based on temperature, pH Level, and chlorinity. Named ‘Saruhashi’s Table’ after her, this methodology has proved invaluable to oceanographers everywhere. She also developed a technique to trace the travel of radioactive fallout across the oceans that led to restricting oceanic nuclear experimentation in 1963.”
Looks like India is a theme today! I loved reading about this eco-feminist movement back in the 70s that turned out to be successful. Girl power!
This google doodle was shown this past Monday to celebrate what would have been her 115th birthday.
“Chattopadhyay’s contributions to India were numerous. Though widely known for persuading Mahatma Gandhi to call upon women to march with him in the Indian Independence Movement in the early 20th century, she is also credited for reinvigorating the culture of Indian handicrafts, handlooms, and theatre, and for using cooperative grassroots movements to pave the way for a higher socioeconomic standard for Indian women around the country.”
I recently found the Google Doodle archive which shows Google Doodles from around the world that may not be shown in your own country. I thought I’d share some inspirational women and others associated with women/girls. Enjoy and Happy Friday!
I’d like to title this stream “Dear Geek Guys” – if you don’t like women in geek culture, get out because it’s not yours. Also, a well-read woman will ALWAYS school you when you try to act the misogynist so go sit down… and read a book written by a woman.
I’m not sure if the autobiography portion is correct though. I know there was a Korean woman who wrote a diary that was published…not sure if it counts as autobiography though, perhaps memoir?
Although we are sad to see her go, read for some girl power inspiration from the life of Winnie Mandela.
If you’re into poetry like me, you’ll definitely want to check out Maya Angelou’s poetry! She’s one of my favorite all time poets no doubt! I still have “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings” sitting on my bookshelf waiting to be read. Happy Birthday, Dr. Angelou! I hope you are enjoying your day in heaven.
P.S. I just found the Google Doodle archive which shows women being honored in other countries that might not be shown in your own so I hope to share some of those in the future as well!
I don’t understand why it’s hard to think, “Yeah a woman’s body is pretty badass. It does things that mine can’t and I appreciate that because I wouldn’t be here without it.” I can appreciate it when a man does something I can’t do… as long as it isn’t destructive so why can’t guys like the ones above? Why?
holy damn can we just for a sec appreciate the epic fucking girl power in black panther?! wowow ❤❤❤