GOOD

Seven Women Denied Scientific Glory

Some were denied Nobel Prizes

Throughout history, women have been prevented from entering the upper echelons of their professions by glass ceilings, good ol’ boys clubs, and institutions that didn’t allow them altogether. Sadly, this was true even in the progressive world of science where for many of the great discoveries made by a woman, there’s been a man more than ready to steal the credit. So here are seven women who made crucial contributions to science and deserve to get the credit they’re due.


Jocelyn Burnell (b. 1943) – This astrophysicist discovered the first pulsar but didn’t share in the Nobel Prize.

Lise Meitner (1878-1978) – This physicist fled the Nazis and co-discovered nuclear fission, but was also snubbed for the Nobel Prize.

Gerty Cori (1896-1957) – After fighting her way up from lowly research positions, this biochemist would go on to become the first American woman to win a Nobel Prize in science.

Hertha Ayrton (1854-1923) – This mathematician, inventor and engineer created fans that dispersed poison gas during World War I, but was denied fellowship to the Royal Society.

Marthe Gautier (b. 1925) – This medical practitioner discovered that Down’s syndrome is caused by an extra chromosome.

Rosalind Franklin (1920-1958) – This chemist’s work was vital to the discovery of DNA structure.

Emmy Noether (1882-1935) – Noether was called the “most important woman in the history of mathematics” by Albert Einstein.

Articles
via David Leavitt / Twitter and RealTargetTori / Twitter

Last Friday, GOOD reported on an infuriating incident that went down at a Massachusetts Target.

A Target manager who's come to be known as "Target Tori," was harassed by Twitter troll David Leavitt for not selling him an $89 Oral-B Pro 5000 toothbrush for a penny.

He describes himself as a "multimedia journalist who has worked for CBS, AXS, Yahoo, and others."

Keep Reading
Communities
via David Leavitt / Twitter

Anyone who has ever worked in retail knows that the worst thing about the job, right after the pay, are the unreasonable cheapskates who "want to talk to your manager" to get some money off an item.

They think that throwing a tantrum will save them a few bucks and don't care if they completely embarrass themselves in the process. Sometimes that involves belittling the poor employee who's just trying to get through their day with an ounce of dignity.

Twitter is rallying around a gal named Tori who works at a Target in Massachusetts after she was tweet-shamed by irate chapekate, journalist, and Twitter troll, David Leavitt.

Keep Reading
Business
via Haldean Brown / Flickr

In a typical work day, people who smoke take more breaks than those who do not. Every few hours they pop outside to have a smoke and usually take a coworker with them.

Don Bryden, Managing director at KCJ Training and Employment Solutions in Swindon, England, thinks that nonsmokers and smokers should be treated equally, so he's giving those who refrain from smoking four extra days to compensate.

Funny enough, Bryden is a smoker himself.

Keep Reading
Health