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31/08/2015
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Remember the Ladies: Mary Corinna Putnam Jacobi

Mary Putnam Jacobi was a prominent physician, author, scientist, researcher, activist, and medical educator. An American, Jacobi was the first female graduate of the Ecole de Médecine in Paris and, as a physician, the first woman to be admitted to the New York Academy of Medicine. Throughout her career, Jacobi remained a staunch advocate for the rights and medical education and training of women. Continue reading

25/02/2014
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Remember the Ladies: Rashida Jones

I had the full princess fantasy: the white horse, the whole being saved from my life, which is ridiculous. What do I want to be saved from? My life’s great! But it’s just this weird thing that’s been hammered into my head culturally: that’s the only way to succeed, that’s the only thing that counts for a woman. I’m happy, but the fact that I’m not married and don’t have kids – it’s taken me a long time to get to a place where I actually am OK with that, where I actually don’t feel like I’m some sort of loser. Continue reading

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