ITT: Lets discuss prominent female contribution to herstory! Keep shitposting to a minimum.
THIS WEEK IN HERSTORY
On November 2, 1986, Norwegian distance runner Grete Waitz wins her eighth New York City marathon
On this day in 1976, Carrie, a horror film starring Sissy Spacek and based on Stephen King’s 1974 best-selling first novel, opens in theaters around the United States.
On this day in 1842, struggling lawyer Abraham Lincoln marries Mary Anne Todd, a Kentucky native, at her sister’s home in Springfield, Illinois.
On this day, columns by the 20-year-old Willa Cather begin appearing in the Nebraska State Journal.
On this day in 1977, 31-year-old future President George W. Bush marries 33-year-old Laura Welch at the First United Methodist Church in her hometown of Midland, Texas.
On this day in 1916, Montana suffragist Jeannette Rankin is elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. She is the first woman in the history of the nation to win a seat in the federal Congress.
Paige Hyland (15)
Aishwarya Rai Bachan (42)
Jenny McCarthy (43)
Selma Ergec (36)
How are most of those "news" great historical achievements?
Is marrying a famous man somehow a great contribution to history, herstory, whatever?
And it's not like that movie was the first movie to ever star a female actress
Really, only that last entry about the female politician is noteworthy
>More than 80% of women throughout history were able to reproduce
>Less than 40% of men throughout history were able to reproduce
>mfw history really is more about women than men
Except, you know, creating more humans. Without which no other achievements could come about.
I don't want you to think I'm biased or anything but men been pretty good at destroying humans.
It would be like rolling over to /pol/ and starting a thread about confucius, hitler, socrates, and george bush because they all took their first shit on the same day or something. There's nowhere to go from there in terms of discussion.
>Hamilton's work in the Apollo Guidance Computer software prevented an abort of the Apollo 11 Moon landing: Three minutes before the Lunar lander reached the Moon's surface, several computer alarms were triggered. The computer was overloaded with incoming data, because the rendezvous radar system (not necessary for landing) updated an involuntary counter in the computer, which stole cycles from the computer. Due to its robust architecture, the computer was able to keep running; the Apollo onboard flight software was developed using an asynchronous executive so that higher priority jobs (important for landing) could interrupt lower priority jobs. The fault was attributed to a faulty checklist.
God, there's a way to frame gender history that isn't being a trolling shitbag.
I'm not a fan, myself. If a woman was significant, she'd be on the main history curriculum, we shouldn't have to make a new one slanted towards women so she has a better chance to make the cut.
On the off chance you're serious, it has nothing to do with women and everything to do with excluding the accomplishments of men simply for being men
If women haven't done many interesting things, that's their fault, not mine
>doing anything useful other than being baby makers
Oh fuck off!
Agreed. There is plenty of discussion of women & women's society in the history curriculum worth discussing. You don't need a separate "herstory" thread - just make discussion threads about the particular historical figures, cultures, etc you want to discuss, and if they're decent, they'll generate conversation.
We've even got one on the front page; some of the best rulers of Britain were Women.
Then there's this beast.
in july, 1976, caitlyn jenner triumphed over all the odds and won a mens decathlon.
i'm pretty sure this is still the most impressive feat ever accomplished by a woman to this day.
seriously though, why start a thread like this? if you actually wanted to discuss women you would start a thread about joan of arc or marie curie, perhaps attempt to educate people here who don't know much about them.
so i'm going to go ahead and say that you are shitposting too.
>mfw the 40% did all the work until now
that explains everything
When you think about it, that means that men have been evolving each time.
Each time, the best men have been selected to breed, while the shittiest ones die out. Meanwhile, each time, the average woman breeds, passing on her average genes.
Ye but she beat out her male contenders for the position. How many other Prime Ministers have risen to take this role?
Anyway, there are rumours she might be able to go on and take the top position in the UN whenever the next elections are.