Melba Roy heads the group of NASA mathematicians, known as “computers,” who track the Echo satellites. Roy’s computations help produce the orbital element timetables by which millions can view the satellite from Earth as it passes overhead.
(Source: laurazeda, via rhrealitycheck)
When you enter the military you may expect to lose a limb. You may expect to lose your life. But no one should be expecting to be assaulted or raped — Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand says the military’s response to sexual assault must change. (via think-progress)
Shop Window, New Orleans
Casey Legler, the first female menswear model
Photograph: Julian Broad for the Observer Magazine
100 years ago today, lawyer Inez Milholland Boissevain mounted a white horse and rode astride as the first of four mounted heralds in the Women’s Suffrage Parade that changed modern history.
Her costume and the horse were intended to mirror the image on the cover of the parade program:
Three years after the parade, she collapsed and died at age thirty during a western suffrage lecture tour.
Fifty years after the parade, Betty Friedan took up the cause anew with The Feminine Mystique.
From Guttmacher Institute: What geographic and political barriers do women in the United States face in accessing abortion? More graphics here: http://www.guttmacher.org/media/inthenews/2013/01/08/index.html
Police report on the arrest of Rosa Parks, 1955.
A diagram showing where Rosa Parks was seated.
The most common job for American women is the same today as it was in 1950: secretary | The Week
It’s One Of The Craziest Internet Rumors About Guns. And As It Turns Out, It’s True.
It’s a fact so jaw-dropping it’s unbelievable — people thought it was a crazy Internet rumor until Politifact verified it. But it’s true: More Americans have died just since 1960 from gun incidents — suicides, accidents, and homicides — than died in every war in U.S. history. The deadliest war the U.S. has ever had is the war we waged against ourselves.