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Take a look at today’s Google illustration, a young woman clad in a white button down shirt and bright blue bowtie surrounded by little circles of all things mathematics, as if she were simply daydreaming about theoretical physics and algebra. Odds are, she was. Meet Amalie Emmy Noether, better known as Emmy, born 133 years ago today. You may not know her—and today not many do, but it’s time we learn about the woman Einstein called “a genius” and why she was so influential to the mathematics world. Read More
We are super psyched for one of our favorite feminist-graphic-artist-memoirists, Alison Bechdel, who, we just found out, is a 2014 MacArthur Fellow. That means that Bechdel now has $625,000 to use for snacks while writing and drawing about the complexities of queer lifestyles and histories. We look forward to seeing what kind of creativity that amount of snacks can produce. If I only had that much money for cashews... Read More
“Hello? Yes, it is me, bell hooks. Yes, I am here to tell you to cut that white supremacist capitalist patriarchy shit out. Uh huh, thanks, okay buhbye.” It may not be as good as the lady herself, but yes, that is pretty much what is going on here. This amazing new Tumblr page provides those who love a good ol’ bell hooks hoot every once in a while with pure gold; The Feminist Phone Intervention is a godsend for anyone and everyone who felt inclined to give out their digits to some random dude who asked for them because they were just feeling nice that night. Read More
  When I was a preteen, I was busy riding my pony and studying geometry. Thirteen-year-old Sushma Verma has a very different early teenage life. The girl, living in Lucknow, India, just earned her undergraduate degree and is enrolled in a master’s program for microbiology.    Her story gets even more amazing. Her family is relatively impoverished, and she lives with her parents and three siblings in a one-room apartment. Read More
Let’s take a collective “holy shit” moment and appreciate the fact that a twelve-year-old has recently managed to score a full two points higher on the IQ test than both Einstein and Stephen Hawking. Yeah, you read that right- a twelve-year-old is more of a genius than the two most well known brilliant dudes in existence EVER.  This little genius is a girl (woo!) from the UK named Olivia Manning. Read More