I wonder if you're going to tell that to:
1. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
2. First Lady Michelle Obama--teacher, lawyer
3. Anchor Woman Brenda Blackmon
4. Basketball star Candace Parker was selected as AP female athlete of year. She led Tennessee to a second straight national championship in women's basketball, was the first pick in the WNBA draft, took the league's MVP and rookie of the year awards, and helped the U.S. win a fourth-straight Olympic gold medal. Now Parker has been selected female athlete of the year by members of The Associated Press. "Wow, that's amazing," the 22-year-old Parker said. "It's been a great year from so many standpoints. I haven't really had a chance to sit back and let it all sink in."
5. Lydia O. Newman who made the hairbrush on November 15, 18--
6. Mary Anderson patented the windshield wiper in 1905.
7. Alice Parker who made the heating furnace
8. Patricia Bath: Born in Harlem, New York, Bath holds a bachelor's degree from Hunter College and an M.D. from Howard University. She is a co-founder of the American Institute for the Prevention of Blindness. Bath is best known for her invention of the Laserphaco Probe for the treatment of cataracts. Invented: A form of eye surgery using lasers
Dr. Patricia Bath, an ophthalmologist from New York, but living in Los Angeles when she received her patent, became the first African American woman doctor to receive a patent for a medical invention. Patricia Bath’s patent (no. 4,744,360), a method for removing cataract lenses, transformed eye surgery, using a laser device making the procedure more accurate (Cataract Laserphaco Probe). The probe, patented in 1988, is designed to use the power of a laser to quickly and painlessly vaporize cataracts from patients’ eyes, replacing the more common method of using a grinding, drill-like device to remove the afflictions. With another invention, Bath was able to restore sight to people who had been blind for over 30 years.
9. In 1850, Joel Houghton patented a wooden machine with a hand-turned wheel that splashed water on dishes, it was hardly a workable machine, but it was the first patent. In 1886, Josephine Cochran proclaims in disgust "If nobody else is going to invent a dishwashing machine, I'll do it myself." And she did, Josephine Cochran invented the first practical (did the job) dishwasher. Josephine Cochran had expected the public to welcome the new invention, which she unveiled at the 1893, World's Fair, but only the hotels and large restaurants were buying her ideas. It was not until the 1950s, that dishwashers caught on with the general public. Josephine Cochran's machine was a hand-operated mechanical dishwasher. She founded a company to manufacture these dish washers, which eventually became KitchenAid.
10. Phillis Wheatley, (first black writer to be published in America)
11. Jackie Joyner-Kersee, (considered greatest female athlete of the 20th century)
12. Venus and Serena Williams--tennis stars
13. Laila Ali--boxer
Or is it that the idea of having another person at your mercy, beck and call has gone to your head, made you drunk and stunted your brain cells?
What if I told you that after you left school you were sentenced to the rest of your life doing laundry, washing dishes, picking up dirty underwear and fussing over a hot stove. What would you say?
Women go to school to learn, get careers or achieve goals in order to be productive in society, enjoy life and get the American dream...just like men. NO ONE should be stuck being a maid unless it is their choice or they are using it as a stepping stone to get to a better career.
Destroying another person's life so that you can have less competition in the workplace or that you can come home and put your feet up on someone else's back...is sad especially when we look at how much they've contributed to our society.
· 1 decade ago