The woman who made your Wifi working.
Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-born American actress. Max Reinhardt called her the “most beautiful woman in Europe” due to her “strikingly dark exotic looks”.
Mathematically talented, Lamarr came up with an early technique for spread spectrum communications and frequency hopping, necessary for wireless communication from the pre-computer age to the present day.
What’s sad is that her being beautiful and occupation as an actress was apparently more important in the eyes of the extremely sexist US military and those days intellectual community. They didn’t take her seriously. The reactions towards her invention were that she’s better useful as a celebrity for promoting war bonds.What’s even more sad is that still nowadays people don’t think a second before judging and thinking that beauty = stupid.
this was me and the word “facade”
OMG. “Niche,” anyone?
I run into this so often with words that I’ve only ever read, and when it comes time to employ them in a sentence I realize that I actually have no idea how to pronounce it irl.
… Bagel. I am so profound
I think I say this every time, but “awry.” Also, annihilation.
English makes no bloody sense in terms of phonetics anyway.Omg so many damn words. Albeit, haughty, facet… The list goes on.
Todor’s Baba taught herself to speak English from reading newspapers and as such says “read” as “re-add” and it is one of the best reminders of how big a badass she is.
“Hyper-bowl” sounds better than hyperbole anyway
Me with every single language I know
I can’t mention loving anything remotely girly/feminine nowadays without being scorned/judged for being cheesy, not female empowering, not feminist, unnecessary, backwards etc. Dare I mention that all of them are women?!
So I shall take this tumblr post as an opportunity to say to all these people(women) who imagine themselves as very effective feminists and female empowering people (which I don’t believe they really are cause that’s not how you actually do feminism), excuse me for loving:
cooking, taking care of myself, my hair, high heels, painting my nails, floral prints, dresses, red lipstick, working out, facial masks, to get rid of my leg/armpits/upper lip hair, grooming eye brows, baking, having smooth skin and many many other things that you think me liking them is somehow a sign of me not being empowered enough.
Excuse me while I attend to my science major that is 80% male populated.