Buona festa della donna!
Today we are celebrating “International Women’s Day” and I’d like to talk about the achievements of women in STEM, presenting a couple of female scientists who made it, struggling in a world dominated by men.
Despite being overshadowed by their husbands or close colleagues, judged badly and criticised for not being in compliance with the “female” stereotypes and their scientific discoveries often being stolen or underestimated, they lead the way in their field.
Regardless of their social, economic and ethnic background they are inspirational figures that should urge us to keep fighting for our rights, our freedom of expression and self-determination.
Mary Anning (1799-1849)
Mary was born into poverty, but became the greatest fossils finder of her era, influencing the new science of paleontology despite not being acknowledged by her peer colleagues. Several books and articles are talking about her using anedoctes and stories, but very little is known about…
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