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WOW2: August Women Pioneers and Events in Our History

“We ignore the public understanding of science at our peril” – Eugenia Clark, American ichthyologist

“Feminism is the radical notion
that women are human beings.

Dear Kramarae,
Women’s Studies Fellow


WOW2 is a four times a month sister blog to This week in the war on women. This edition covers the women and events of From August 1 to August 8.

The next episode of WOW2 will be on August 13, 2022.


“As much as we need a prosperous economy, we need
prosperity of kindness and decency.

Caroline Herschelgerman astronomer,
first woman to discover a comet


“Don’t let anyone steal your imagination, your creativity,
or your curiosity. This is your place in the world; it’s your life.
Go ahead and do whatever you can with it, and make it your life
want to live.”

Mae JemisonNASA astronaut
first African-American woman in space


“We have a hunger of the spirit which
requires knowledge of everything around us,
and the more we win, the more it is
our desire; the more we see, the more
the more we are able to see.

Maria Mitchellastronomer and teacher,
first American woman to be a paid professional astronomer



The goal of WOW2 is to discover and honor accomplished women, including those who have been ignored or marginalized in most history books, and to mark moments in women’s history. It also serves as a reference archive on women’s history. There are so many more phenomenal women than I ever dreamed of finding, and too often their stories are almost unknown even to feminists and scholars.

These pioneers have much to teach us about perseverance in the face of overwhelming odds. I hope you find as much inspiration as I do in reclaiming our past..



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