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Welcome to the second edition of this column, wherein I am STILL fucking angry about systemic bias and am highlighting kick-ass articles we created and improved this month in our never-ending quest to fix it. While this column is profane and irreverent, the actual articles' language is as formal and professional as you'd want.
Enjoy reading about these women! They’re awesome.
To alleviate the total downer, here are more awesome women!!! (just go read the articles. It’s worth it.)
- Hadiyah-Nicole Green – scientist fighting cancer with LASERS because she was orphaned by cancer and then ... orphaned again by cancer. So she decided to fuck cancer’s shit up. She’s doing a damn good job.
- Olga Tufnell - kickass archaeologist who found a shit ton of scarabs (though kind of participated in racist western archaeology by stealing artifacts and kind of barging around the Middle East.) She spent two DECADES digging up this old-ass city, Lachish, and in a surprise turn of events, people thought she was awesome and didn’t give her too much sexist bullshit! Yay! (Staceydolxx and Worm That Turned)
- Suzanne Duigan was basically a giant super nerd and an amazing scientist who studied pollen, using it to figure out all kinds of really old shit. Naturally, she also flew planes. NO FEAR!!! (Casliber)
- Jennifer Childs-Roshak runs a Planned Parenthood branch and is also a really cool doctor. Also the first person with a medical degree to be the chief executive of a PP branch! (GorillaWarfare)
A special shoutout to GorillaWarfare: she and I have been working to make sure all of the African-American women profiled in the National Library of Medicine’s Changing the Face of Medicine project have articles. Go check out these amazing physicians, and help contribute to African-American women in medicine!
If you’ve written something awesome to fight systemic bias recently, tell me about it! I’ll include it in the next edition.