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At first she worked in a pool of women performing math calculations. Katherine has referred to the women in the pool as virtual `computers who wore skirts.’ Their main job was to read the data from the black boxes of planes and carry out other precise mathematical tasks. Then one day, Katherine (and a colleague) were temporarily assigned to help the all-male flight research team. Katherine’s knowledge of analytic geometry helped make quick allies of male bosses and colleagues to the extent that,’they forgot to return her to the pool.’ While the racial and gender barriers were always there, she ignored them. She was assertive, asking to be included in editorial meetings (where no women had gone before.) She simply told people she had done the work and that she belonged.

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YES YES YES THIS IS AWESOME. THANK YOU FOR SPREADING IT :D

spaceparty asked:

Your coverage of Ferguson has been so useful and great and I just want to thank you for spending the time to compile all the tweets and information that you've shared because it's been a wonderful and much appreciated resource.

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

I really appreciate you saying that. I’m exhausted

In case you haven’t already seen it come through your dashboard, iwriteaboutfeminism is doing a fine job of rounding up on-the-ground coverage of the events in Ferguson.

Pair this with links from the venerable shortformblog, fantastic as usual. 

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