5 times in history when men were given credit for women's accomplishments
History knows a lot of examples of women making important discoveries... the credit for which were given to men. Read on to find out the truth about the women who changed history and were forgotten.
#1 Hedy Lamarr
#2 Jocelyn Bell Burnell
On the 1968 paper that resulted from the discovery, Burnell was listed as the second author. Anyway, in 1974, only Antony Hewish and his colleague Martin Ryle received the Nobel Prize for Physics for that. Many scientists criticized Jocelyn's omission, but she herself stated that this decision was corrected, as she was only a student.
#3 Chien-Shiung Wu
Lee and Yang developed the theory disproving the law of parity, but Wu was the one to conduct the important experiments that served as proof. In 1957, Tsung-Dao Lee and Chen Ning Yang received the Nobel Prize for this work Chien-Shiung Wu’s contribution was ignored.
#4 Margaret Keane
Some months later, Margaret caught her husband selling her paintings under his name, but preferred not to reveal the truth to the public. As she later confessed, Walter even threatened to kill her if she told anyone. So, the couple continued with the lie, and Margaret spent up to 16 hours every day painting. Walter was given all the credit.
Margaret revealed the truth only in 1970, 5 years after their divorce. In 1986, she won the side-by-side "paint battle" in the courtroom, painting a Big Eye painting in less than an hour. Her ex husband just refused to paint.
Do you like Margaret's work?
#5 Candace Pert
Have you ever heard about these women and their accomplishments? Who would you add to this list?
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