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20 inventions that were wrongly credited to men

Espresso Logo By Zeynep Güler Tuck of Espresso | Slide 1 of 21: Each year, we recognize and celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day with more education, awareness and conviction than the year before. We are, however, merely at the beginning of a long journey that will affect the systemic change necessary for gender equity. Each step we take to recognize, credit and elevate the work, value, truths and voices of those who identify as women is a step in the right direction. Throughout history, women who have been overlooked, “mansplained,” and have faced the realities of male-dominated workspaces have come to realize that recognition or credit can never be assumed. Credit is not always given where credit is due. Credit, in particular, for tools and innovations we have come to rely on today, was not given to the women who pioneered them. These women, who devoted their valuable time, brilliance and effort to this work, went unnoticed and unseen. And more often than not, their inventive creations were miscredited to men. From windshield wipers to the cure for leprosy, here are 20 inventions and discoveries that were wrongly credited to men.

20 discoveries by women that were credited to men

Each year, we recognize and celebrate Women’s History Month and International Women’s Day with more education, awareness and conviction than the year before. We are, however, merely at the beginning of a long journey that will affect the systemic change necessary for gender equity. Each step we take to recognize, credit and elevate the work, value, truths and voices of those who identify as women is a step in the right direction.

Throughout history, women who have been overlooked, “mansplained,” and have faced the realities of male-dominated workspaces have come to realize that recognition or credit can never be assumed. Credit is not always given where credit is due. Credit, in particular, for tools and innovations we have come to rely on today, was not given to the women who pioneered them. These women, who devoted their valuable time, brilliance and effort to this work, went unnoticed and unseen. And more often than not, their inventive creations were miscredited to men. From windshield wipers to the cure for leprosy, here are 20 inventions and discoveries that were wrongly credited to men.

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