Weekly Top 5: Inventions by Bada$$ Women
Today is International Women’s Day, a holiday that has celebrated women’s rights for 110 years now. In 1975 it was adopted by the United Nations, which proclaimed March 8th to be the official day for women’s rights and world peace. Seriously, you would have to be living under a rock if you haven’t seen the women’s movement growing stronger year after year. From the #metoo movement to the women’s march, from the record number of women in congress to the little girls shirts emblazoned with the words “fearless” and “brave”, it’s being proven that girls, in fact, can run this motha just as well, if not better, than the gentlemen can. Just sayin.
*Note: Over the years many things have been invented by women, but those women have not been given credit, so please take this list in stride.
Weekly Top 5 Inventions by Bada$$ Women
1. Chocolate chip cookies
Invented by Ruth Wakefield outside of Boston, MA in 1930
Seriously, how many times has a warm chocolate chip cookie been the answer?
Invented by Josephine Cochran in 1886
I bet Josephine had children and felt her sanity going down the drain (I feel you girl)...so she figured she’d put that brain — and that drain — to use.
3. Frequency hopping technology (which is the foundation for things like Wi-Fi and GPS.)
Invented by Hedy Lamarr during World War II (Sept 1939-1945).
Because who can even a imagine what the world would be like without Wi-Fi???
4. Windshield wipers
Invented by Mary Anderson in 1904
Just think, with the amount of rain we’ve had this winter, Nashvillians would never be able to go anywhere!
Invented by the ladies of Mespotamia some 7,000 years ago!
Need I say more on this one???