Anne Roiphe (born December 25, 1935) is an American writer and journalist. She is best known as a first-generation feminist, and author of the novel Up The Sandbox (1970), which was filmed as a starring vehicle for Barbra Streisand in 1972. In 1996, Salon called the book "a feminist classic."  Read her Memoir...

Anne Roiphe (born December 25, 1935) is an American writer and journalist. She is best known as a first-generation feminist, and author of the novel Up The Sandbox (1970), which was filmed as a starring vehicle for Barbra Streisand in 1972. In 1996, Salon called the book "a feminist classic." Read her Memoir...

Neerja Bhanot, had multiple opportunities to save herself, but instead stayed with her passengers and was killed shielding three children. She was 22.

Neerja Bhanot, had multiple opportunities to save herself, but instead stayed with her passengers and was killed shielding three children. She was 22.

Mazie Hirono, the first Asian American woman elected to the Senate.    “I bring quadruple diversity to the Senate,” Hirono said at a rally earlier in the campaign. “I’m a woman. I’ll be the first Asian woman ever to be elected to the U.S. Senate. I am an immigrant. I am a Buddhist. When I said this at one of my gatherings, they said, ‘Yes, but are you gay?’ and I said, ‘Nobody’s perfect.’”

Mazie Hirono, the first Asian American woman elected to the Senate. “I bring quadruple diversity to the Senate,” Hirono said at a rally earlier in the campaign. “I’m a woman. I’ll be the first Asian woman ever to be elected to the U.S. Senate. I am an immigrant. I am a Buddhist. When I said this at one of my gatherings, they said, ‘Yes, but are you gay?’ and I said, ‘Nobody’s perfect.’”

2015 Women's History Month STEM Biography Series Roundup

2015 Women's History Month STEM Biography Series Roundup

century women in science, we salute you Jocelyn Bell Burnell! 2015 Women's History Month STEM Biography Series Roundup

Women in Water: A History of Incredible Female Swimmers (Photo Gallery)

Women in Water: A History of Incredible Female Swimmers

Women in Water: A History of Incredible Female Swimmers (Photo Gallery)

Sylvia Alice Earle, known as "Her Deepness" or "The Sturgeon General," is an American oceanographer, aquanaut and author. Earle led the first team of women aquanauts during the Tektite Project in 1970.

Sylvia Alice Earle, known as "Her Deepness" or "The Sturgeon General," is an American oceanographer, aquanaut and author. Earle led the first team of women aquanauts during the Tektite Project in 1970.

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American cardiologist Helen Brooke Taussig founded the field of pediatric cardiology and developed the concept for a procedure that prolonged the lives of children suffering from blue baby syndrome. (photo: Yousuf Karsh)

American cardiologist Helen Brooke Taussig founded the field of pediatric cardiology and developed the concept for a procedure that prolonged the lives of children suffering from blue baby syndrome. (photo: Yousuf Karsh)

Gerda Lerner, pioneer in women’s history, remarkable public intellectual, and life-long activist.

Gerda Lerner, pioneer in women’s history, remarkable public intellectual, and life-long activist.

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