knows no frontiers, no age, no gender.
(Farag Moussa, President of the International Federation of Inventors' Associations
We did not invent women
inventors, nor do we hold a patent for their history. Women inventors have
always been around. Women's inventiveness is as old as feeling cold and
feeling hungry, but often represented as part of the landscape - so
obvious, so natural, that we hardly notice it".
(Jette Sandah, Director of the Women's Museum in Denmark, organizer
of an exhibition in 1991 entitled Women Inventors 1896 to 1990)
it's always the same old story, they say women have no genius (except for
emotions), no ideas (except for futility). People complain that society, because of its
ruthlessness, kills thousands of little Mozarts every year, but never has a word for all
the little Marie Curies drowned in the kitchen sink
(Laurence Deonna, Swiss woman author)
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