Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Hidden mathematical figures

Who knew that women mathematicians worked for NASA during the cold war? One of these women was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom recently, and she and three others are featured in a new book called Hidden Figures by someone named Shetterly.

Taxing tampons and pads as "non-essential" is another set of "hidden figures"--for those of you who've never bought them, they are expensive. Well, thank you, NY, for becoming the 11th US state to now not charge tax on them. Aren't periods awful enough without having to pay extra for it? And does anyone who has periods, or loves someone who does, really think that tampons or pads are "non-essential"?

Women are making progress.

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