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Another Year Women Did Amazing Things Despite Misogyny

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This country still refuses to embrace women like astronomer Vera Rubin when they push into male-dominated fields. It’s pretty safe to say that 2016 was not the year of the woman. We can start with the ridiculous tantrum the maniverse threw when the new “Ghostbusters” were women. We can discuss how female athletes who crushed the Summer Olympics were treated as second-tier celebrities back home. And we can continue wondering how one of the most experienced candidates to run for president won the popular vote but was edged out by a narcissist who bragged about grabbing women by the genitals. That all happened this year. And women took a deep breath, looked at that cracked, glass ceiling overhead and decided to fight on. Then Vera Rubin died. Who’s Vera Rubin? Oh, she’s just thescientist who verified the existence of 90 percent of the known universe.

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Meryl Ann Butler is an artist, author, educator and OpedNews Managing Editor who has been actively engaged in utilizing the arts as stepping-stones toward joy-filled wellbeing since she was a hippie. She began writing for OpEdNews in Feb, 2004. She became a Senior Editor in August 2012 and Managing Editor in January, (more...)
 

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