see also: bossy, frigid, uppity.
see also: bossy, frigid, uppity.
Fast Company’s #1 most creative person this year — Princess Reema Bint Bandar Al-Saud. The Princess is inviting women into the Saudi workforce because, she says, “you cannot have half of your population not working.”
Over the past two years, Princess Reema has been making bold moves toward women’s empowerment. At Riyadh’s Harvey Nichols department store, she has ousted several dozen experienced salesmen to make room for the same number of female clerks. It’s a controversial, highly unusual step in a country where women have traditionally not interacted with men outside the home at all, much less in service positions. (Women make up just 15% of the Saudi workforce, up from 5% in 1992.)
Bold and amazing moves, Princess. Get it.
Name: Patsy Matsu Takemoto Mink
Why she rocks: Patsy Mink was an American politician in Hawaii, and served in the US House of Representatives for 12 terms. She was the first woman of color and the first Asian American woman elected into Congress. She was also the first Asian American to seek the presidential nomination for the Democratic Party in the 1972 election. She also authored the Title IX Amendment of the Higher Education Act, thus having it named after her: “The Patsy T. Mink Equal Opportunity in Education Act”
Quote: “We have to build things that we want to see accomplished, in life and in our country, based on our own personal experiences… to make sure that others do not have to suffer the same discrimination.”
Because of this woman… we have equal opportunities amendments for higher education, and a multi-cultural presence in politics for women and asian americans.
Maria Winkelmann Kirch (1670-1720)
Maria is best known as the first woman to discover a comet (C/1702H1). However, during her lifetime the discovery was generally credited to her husband Gottfried because he published the initial finding. Gottfried admitted it was Maria’s discovery, but that information was unclear in the original paper. The confusion may have been unintentional as the results were published in a prestigious Latin journal and Maria preferred to write in German.
During their marriage, Maria assisted Gottfried, the official astronomer of the Berlin Academy of Sciences, in creating calenders and almanacs for navigation. These were very important and profitable materials for the Academy and required a great deal of skill to make. Maria also published under her own name in German and was known in astronomical circles for her work on the movement of the planets.
After Gottfried’s death in 1710, Maria attempted to take over her husband’s role as the Academy’s calendar maker. Although she had the support of the Academy’s president and had fulfilled her husband’s obligations during his illness, her request was denied. Maria was admitted as a member of the Academy and six years later she became an assistant to her son Christfried, the newly appointed director of the Academy’s observatory. After Maria’s death in 1720, her three daughters continued to assist Christfried.
The hijab is not the most important part of being a Muslim woman, but it is certainly the most visible. In a time when Islamophobia only seems to be on the rise in the West, a practice that is so personal and diverse has become a warped and misunderstood part of a flat and monolithic picture of Muslim women.
…and still the best-selling issue in Glamour history.