I am posting this as a gigantic middle finger to the work of 1876 Harvard doctor Edward H Clarke, who argued that studying too hard made women infertile.
J Edgar Hoover called America's first female codebreaker “one of the cleverest woman operators I have encountered. Cultured, businesslike, cunning… she presented one of the most difficult problems in detection the FBI has tackled in this war.”
“We will spend our holiday surrounded by family, by the next generations of patriots, knowing that instead of sitting back and feeling powerless, we will have acted on behalf of our country and its institutions.”
Did you like Hidden Figures? You’ll definitely be interested in this – the tale of 13 women who trained to be astronauts concurrent to the Mercury 7, but were summarily dismissed. Now their story is being told.