Monthly Archives: October 2011

Hypatia – a martyr for the truth

This was inspired by the life of Hypatia, who lived in the 4th and 5th centuries C.E.  She was a real person and brilliant mathematician.  Often she is the only woman mathematician mentioned in books on the history of math.  … Continue reading

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Women gaining in STEM

I intended this to be a blog about women in history, as in not currently living, but I’ve already added a book review about a women currently fighting for human rights in Afghanistan and I can’t resist posting the link … Continue reading

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Malalai Joya – Courage in Afghanistan

A Woman Among Warlords: The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice by Malalai Joya My rating: 5 of 5 stars Occasionally I’ll post book reviews from Goodreads when they are about women who I think … Continue reading

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Maria Gaetana Agnesi – 18th century mathematician

“How long will I have to do this?” must have been the thought that frequently ran through the mind of Maria Agnesi as she stood in her parlor on Friday nights.  Maria Gaetana Agnesi was the oldest of 21 children … Continue reading

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