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Brilliant Women & The Men Who Stole Their Ideas

Hosted by the Consul of the Global History Lovers Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Thu 19 May 18:00 - 20:30

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Hedy Lamar invented Wireless Communication.

Mary Andersen invented Windshield wipers.

Elizabeth Magie created the game known as Monopoly.

Margaret Keane was a brilliant painter.

Lise Meitner discovered the true power of uranium, noting that atomic nuclei split during some reactions.

Katherine Johnson discovered the exact path for the Freedom 7 spacecraft to successfully enter space for the first time.

And then, men stole their ideas and took credit for them.

Most men are secure enough to applaud the creativity, ingenuity, insight, and intelligence of women who blaze a trail.

But there are exceptions.

Some men feel threatened by successful women, and want to take credit for ideas they were incapable of coming up with themselves. So they plagiarize.

We will examine several times throughout history where this has happened and why it continues to happen to this day.