Great Interview with Jocelyn Bell Burnell on CBC Radio today. A woman who managed to live long enough to see her achievements acknowledged directly, instead of just posthumously and begrudgingly when word got out on the internet! Still took 50 years but hey… why should that matter, don’t be so ungrateful, right? 🤗 😖
“one of the most significant scientific achievements of the 20th Century”.
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Bell was excluded, despite having been the first to observe and precisely analyse the pulsars.
Here she is! In 1967 already being smarter than every dude around her.
Of course as a woman, she knew to speak very kindly and diplomatically when asked on the radio about; being bare snubbed while watching a Nobel Prize get awarded to some dudes, who hadn’t done shit but were in a position of power / deemed more appropriate for such recognition, by other dudes (and by themselves coz they sure as heck didn’t – refuse to receive the prize, while pointing out it was kinda her achievement not theirs and demanding she be included – did they? NOPE).
So Jocelyn simply got on with her awesome trail-blazer life as a pioneering astrophysicist, (and Mum and Quaker, but not as a Nobel Peace Prize Winner). Because that’s what “nice” Female Pioneers do!
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And now here’s Jocelyn, wearing some 1970’s colours in the 1990’s, coz she don’t care for your paltry fashion trends, she’s too busy figuring out Dark Matter and The Universe… with her lady brain!
Jocelyn Bell Burnell everybody!
Official recipient of the 2018 Endless Kweirdo Posse Award for bUtch-slapping science!