Women inventing cool stuff

6 April 2009

I’m sure you already know that women have invented some really cool stuff
(and yes, a lot of them did it like Ginger, in high heels and backwards).

I’m not good for much today — still making my stand at the precipice of microbial infestation, repelling invaders with my mighty ibuprofen and vitamin C — but I betcha none of these women would have let a little illness stop them from inventing frozen pizzas or torpedo guidance systems. And as soon as I stop hacking my lungs up, I’m going to be just like them.

Women who make things impress the hell out of me. I made a box once that would hold a full water glass stable on the nightstand so the cat couldn’t knock it over at night (our Bella, Zack’s sister, had a passion for bopping things until they fell down). It was just a little thing, but I made it myself, and it pleased Nicola enormously. It’s probably the only useful thing I even conceived and executed in that particular inventive way.

So I admire the women in this article tremendously. If you know about any other cool women inventors, please feel free to share here.

Enjoy your Monday.

Comments

3 Responses to “Women inventing cool stuff”

  1. Mark Tiedemann on April 6th, 2009 3:07 pm

    For the geeks out there, we can’t forget Grace Hopper, the woman (and Naval officer) who invented COBOL

    http://www.women-inventors.com/Dr-Grace-Murray-Hopper.asp

  2. Wendy on April 6th, 2009 6:46 pm

    My favourite is Shaker inventor, Sarah Babbit, of Massachusetts, who invented the first circular saw in 1810.

  3. barbara sanchez on April 7th, 2009 8:37 pm

    Rosalind Franklin, a Brirish scientist who helped discover the form of DNA, although she got precious little credit for it. Her research with x-rays was swiped by Crick and Watson, who won the Nobel Prize.