Sunday, October 7, 2018

Women Power: Who Runs the World?





Who runs the world?  148 women, you can take as your role models. 
We have made a canon.  This is the thing that usually says which male artists, scientists, thinkers are necessary for the world. 
But not with us!  Let's start with the canon of women in Science:

  • Florence Nightingale, a nurse, invents the visualization of data material.
  • Getrude Belle Elion, pioneer of chemotherapy
  • Hedy Lamarr invented the frequency hopping method in 1941.
  • Hildegard von Bingen, Benedictine, abbess, poet, composer, universal scholar
  • Jane Goodall, a behavioral scientist, studied the behavior of chimpanzees.
  • Josephine Cochrane invented the hand-operated dishwasher in 1872.
  • Maria Sibylla Merian, natural scientist, and artist
  • In 1947 Maria Telkes develops the solar heating system for single-family houses.
  • Marie Curie, Nobel Laureate in Physics (1903) and Chemistry (1911)
  • Shirley Ann Jackson, physicist. Her research work made mobile faxes, tone dial telephones, solar cells and fiber optic cables possible.
  • Tabitha Babbitt invented the circular saw in 1812.
  • Ada Lovelace invented the first computer algorithm.
  • Alice H. Parker developed an adjustable gas heating system in 1919.
  • Theory and Politics
  • Akiko Morimatsu and Mizue Kanno are fighting for better protection against the effects of the nuclear disaster in Fukushima.
  • Angela Davis, civil rights activist, philosopher, humane scientist, and writer
  • Asli Erdogan, publicist, author of the essay collection "Not even silence still belongs to us".
  • Audre Lorde, writer, and activist
  • Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger, Historian
  • bell hooks, literary scholar and advocate of feminist and anti-racist approaches
  • Betty Friedan, publicist
  • Carola Stern, co-founder of Amnesty International Germany
  • Christiane Amanpour, journalist, an international chief-correspondent for CNN
  • Elinor Ostrom, a political scientist
  • Elisabeth Bronfen, cultural and literary scholar
  • Ellen DeGeneres, actress, presenter, comedian and author
  • Emma Goldman, anarchist, peace activist, antimilitarist, atheist and feminist theorist
  • Eva Illouz, sociologist
  • Fatima El-Tayeb, historian and screenwriter
  • Femen, feminist artists and protest group critical of the government founded in Kiev in 2008
  • Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Professor of Literary Studies
  • Golda Meir, Prime Minister of Israel
  • Grada Kilomba, author, psychologist, theorist, and interdisciplinary artist
  • Hannah Arendt, political theorist, and publicist
  • Hedwig Dohm, writer, and feminist
  • Iris Marion Young, a political scientist
  • Ijeoma Oluo, Author
  • Joan Didion, journalist, and writer, author of "Das weiße Album" (The White Album)
  • Judith Butler, philosopher, and political scientist
  • Julia Kristeva, literary theorist, psychoanalyst, writer and philosopher
  • Katharina Oguntoye and Dagmar Schultz, authors
  • Laurie Penny, journalist, and author
  • Lynn Hunt, historian
  • Madeleine Albright, former US Secretary of State
  • Margaret Bourke-White, Photographer, War Coverage
  • Martha Nussbaum, Philosopher, and Professor of Law and Ethics
  • Mary Beard, ancient historian, and feminist
  • Mary Wollstonecraft, author, philosopher, and feminist
  • May Ayim, poet, teacher and activist of the Afro-German Movement
  • Michelle Obama, attorney, former First Lady of the United States.
  • Naomi Klein, journalist, globalization critic and political activist
  • Nellie Bly, journalist, "Ten Days in the Madhouse."
  • Noah Sow, author, musician, label operator, activist, media critic, producer and artist
  • Olympe de Gouges, revolutionary, women's rights activist, writer, playwright
  • Petra Kelly, politician, peace activist and founding member of the Green Party
  • Pierra Aiello, a politician, sits for five stars in the Italian Parliament
  • Pussy Riot, feminist, government and church critical punk band founded in Moscow in 2011
  • Rebecca Solnit, writer, journalist, essayist and cultural historian
  • Rosa Luxemburg, theorist, and author
  • Silvia Federici, scientist, lecturer, and Marxist radical feminist activist
  • Simone de Beauvoir, writer, philosopher and feminist
  • Simone Veil, politician, and former French Minister
  • Tupoka Ogette, trainer, cultural expert
  • Vandana Shiva, scientist, social activist and globalization critic
  • Virginia Woolf, writer, "A Room Alone."
  • Wendy Brown, a political scientist

  • Authors
  • Adrienne Rich, An Atlas of the Difficult World.
  • Agatha Christie, Miss Marple, and Hercule Poirot
  • Alison Bechdel, "Fun Home - A Family of Drawn."
  • Anna Akhmatova, poetry
  • Anna Seghers, The Seventh Cross.
  • Arundhati Roy, "The God of Little Things."
  • Astrid Lindgren, "Pippi Longstocking"
  • Audre Lorde, "The Master's Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master's House"
  • Azar Nafisi, "Read Lolita in Tehran"
  • Barbara Yelin, Irmina
  • Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, "More feminism! A Manifesto"
  • Christine Nöstlinger, "The Fire-Red Friederike"
  • Elfriede Jelinek, "The Piano Player"
  • Emily Brontë, "Storm Heights"
  • George Eliot, Middlemarch.
  • Grace Metalious, "Peyton Place"
  • Han Kang, "The Vegetarian."
  • Harper Lee, "Who's bothering the Nightingale"
  • Ingeborg Bachmann, "The Hourly Time"
  • Irmgard Keun, "The Artificial Silk Girl"
  • Jane Austen, "Emma"
  • Jeanette Winterson, "Oranges aren't the only fruit."
  • J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter.
  • Johanna Spyri, "Heidi"
  • Judith Kerr, "When Hitler stole the pink rabbit."
  • Margaret Atwood, The Story of the Maid.
  • Marge Piercy, "The Woman at the Abyss of Time"
  • Marguerite Duras, The Lover.
  • Marjane Sartrapi, "Persepolis"
  • Mary McCarthy, The Clique.
  • Mary Shelley, "Frankenstein"
  • Maya Angelou, "I know why the trapped bird sings."
  • Nino Haratishvili, "The Eighth Life"
  • Sylvia Plath, "The Glass Bell"
  • Suzanne Collins, "The Tributes of Panem"
  • Virginie Despentes, "Baise-moi - Fuck Me"
  • Wisawa Szymborska, poetry
  • Zadie Smith, "Show your teeth"

  • Art & Culture
  • Alice Guy-Blaché, film pioneer
  • Aretha Franklin, soul singer, songwriter, and pianist
  • Artemisia Gentileschi, painter
  • Assunta Abdel Azim Mohamed, artist
  • Ava du Vernay, film director, producer and screenwriter
  • Beyoncé, singer
  • Carole King, composer, and singer-songwriter
  • Cher, singer
  • Cindy Sherman, photo artist
  • Coco Chanel, fashion designer
  • Edith Head, costume designer
  • Ella Fitzgerald, jazz singer
  • Fanny Mendelssohn, composer
  • Fatima Begum, director
  • Frida Kahlo, painter
  • Georgia O'Keeffe, painter
  • Guerilla Girls, group of artists
  • Courtney Love, rock singer
  • Ida Lupino, Actress, Producer, Director, Writer
  • Jane Campion, Director
  • Jane Goldman, Screenwriter
  • Janis Joplin, rock singer
  • Käthe Kollwitz, graphic artist, painter, sculptor
  • Kathleen Kennedy, film producer
  • Kathryn Bigelow, director
  • Lena Dunham, director, actress, artist, writer
  • Lynne Ramsay, Director, Screenwriter, Producer
  • Lynn Hershman Leeson, artist, researcher, filmmaker
  • Madonna, singer, songwriter
  • Marina Abramovic, action artist
  • Martha Argerich, pianist
  • Meret Oppenheim, Artist
  • Mira Nair, Director
  • Missy Elliot, hiphop superstar, and producer
  • Nina Simone, jazz and blues singer, pianist and songwriter
  • Pauline Kael, film critic
  • Pina Bausch, choreographer
  • Pipilotti Rist, video artist
  • Sofia Coppola, Director
  • Tazuko Sakane, Japanese director-pioneer
  • Tina Turner, singer
  • Tove Jansson, writer, comic writer, graphic artist, illustrator, and painter
  • Valie Export, media artist, performance artist, and filmmaker
  • Yoko Ono, artist, peace and human rights activist

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