Jacques, Ben. "14 Women and the 19th Century's Big Lie: 185 Years Ago, Abolitionists North of Boston Defied their Church and their Town Leaders to Openly Decry the Evils of Slavery." Boston Globe, Mar 20 2022, ProQuest. Web. 21 Mar. 2022 .
185 years ago, abolitionists north of Boston defied their church and their town leaders to openly decry the evils of slavery. In 1837, 14 women in Stoneham publicly stated that they could no longer be silent about their era’s big lie: the belief, subscribed to by many in the North as well as the South, that the Black race was inferior, even subhuman, and as such could justifiably be enslaved.
Empress Theodora. Mosaic. Museum of Ravenna, Ravenna. Europeana, www.europeana.eu/en/item/22/_427.
Empress Theodora Co-Ruled With Her Husband Justinian - They were jointly crowned as rulers of the Eastern Roman or Byzantine Empire in 527.
In the codification of Roman Law, Justinian and Theodora gathered the best judges and lawyers to write a text book on Roman Law, Statue Law Codes, and a Primer for Judges. Theodora was responsible for creating laws favorable to women that prohibited trafficking in girls/women, and laws that altered divorce regulations to benefit women.
As the Byzantine Empire continued its rule aristocratic women who belonged to powerful political or economic families, were able to contribute and participate in many ways in Byzantine society. Social Status could be transmitted through both the matrilineal and patrilineal lines. If one’s mother offered greater social prestige because of her family, then her children would take their mother’s surname.
Air and Space Museum. Smithsonian. Valentina Tereshkova Cosmonaut.
June 16 to 19, 1963, Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova became the first woman to fly in space. She was launched into orbit aboard Vostok and made 45 revolutions around the earth in a 70-hour 50-minute space flight. Tereshkova orbited the earth once every 88 minutes by operating her spacecraft with manual controls. Tereshkova parachuted from the Vostok 6 after re-entering the earth's atmosphere and landed about 612 km (380 miles) northeast of Karaganda, Kazakhstan, in central Asia. In the years following her flight, she made many public appearances and trips to other countries. Tereshkova went on to graduate from the Zhuykosky Air Force Engineering Academy in 1969 and earned a degree in Technical Science in 1976. The United States wouldn't send a woman into space for another 20 years..
2022. Open Access Images. National Gallery of Art, www.nga.gov/collection/art-object-page.177255.html.
The Greeks making clear reference to female doctors and making the same distinction we do between midwives and doctors. Thus, the first woman doctor we know by name is Phanostrate (I; c. 350 D.C. from Acharnai in Attica), who is called on her gravestone "midwife and doctor." The Greek language itself attests to the existence of women doctors. The regular word for a woman doctor in the inscriptions, papyri, and most literature is the specifically feminine (variously spelled), with a feminine nominal suffix.