We are the 51

Wally Funk and the Mercury 13

Have you heard of Mercury 13? No? I hadn’t until listening to a documentary on Radio 4 recently. Mercury 13 is the name given to the privately funded program, which allowed thirteen women to undergo the same physiological and psychological tests as the astronauts selected by NASA for Project [...]

Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale may seem like a strange choice to start a series about women who deserve greater recognition, but Florence Nightingale pretty much sums up the dilemma for women in the public eye. We all know “The Lady with the Lamp”. Certainly when I was growing up, when Blue Peter [...]

We Are The 51

I’m of the generation that thought that the battle for equality was pretty much won. Women had burned their bras so that I had the opportunity to break through the glass ceiling. Something like that anyway. Margaret Thatcher had been Prime Minister and so it stood to reason that women could [...]
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