Today’s Google Doodle celebrates actor, inventor, and previous Modern Worthy Hedy Lamarr. It references some of her inventions like a tablet that would carbonate water; an improved traffic light; and the frequency-hopping spread-spectrum invention based on a player piano. If you want to learn more, check out Missed in History’s podcast on her.(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z0gu2QhV1dc)
Miss Peru contestants turn pageant into gender violence protest
“My measurements are: 2,202 cases of femicide reported in the last nine years in my country.”
The Bolivian Lady Wrestler Scene
Cholitas luchadores are Bolivia's answer to the much-missed Glamorous Ladies of Wrestling (GLOW), and they're awesome.
My Ignite SF talk!
My Ignite SF talk is online! 5 minutes long, lots of swearing. :)
Women in VFX
A new web series is exploring the extreme lack of women in the visual effects field.
Drunk History: Dorothy Fuldheim
An inebriated David Wain tells the story of news anchor Dorothy Fuldheim.
Young girls breaking stereotypes
A video has been making the rounds of young girls generally being awesome.
New Wonder Woman trailer
A new trailer for the Wonder Woman movie was released. It looks pretty great.
Elderly Kenyan women learning self-defense
In the Korogocho slum in Nairobi, a group of older women have organized a weekly self-defense class so they can fight off rapists.
RP at Central Michigan University
I talked to a class at CMU that actually used the RP book as a textbook.
Young girl crushes backyard Ninja Warrior course
Five-year old Lylah MacCall wants to be on American Ninja Warrior, so her dad transformed their back yard into an obstacle course for her to train.
Brilliant undercover spy who posed as a slave to spy on - and attempt to burn down - the Confederate…
The actual hero of the Ali Baba myth, this slave girl saves the titular character by singlehandedly dispatching the forty thieves - without him even knowing.
When China invaded her native land, this would-be monk put down her pacifist dreams and took up arms.
Picked to be an impotent figurehead, this savvy intellectual quickly learned how to play politics and modernized the nation to ward off invasion.
Black, Muslim warrior queen of a tribe of griffin-riding Amazons - and the honest-to-god namesake of California.