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While I’m hammering out The-Post-That-Will-Never-Finish related to National Women’s History Month (U.S.), let me draw your attention to the homepage of NobelPrize.org.

The entire frontpage is devoted to interviews and stories from women Nobelists spanning from 1903 to present.

The idea of an International Women’s Day first arose at the turn of the 20th century and the event is now celebrated annually on 8 March. This week Nobelprize.org pays tribute to the 35 female Nobel Laureates, who, by their work in Physics, Chemistry, Physiology or Medicine, Literature and Peace, have contributed great benefits to mankind.

Moreover, Nobel Laureate of the Week is my cancer chemotherapy & chemist hero, Gertrude (Trudy) Elion, who shared the 1988 prize in Physiology or Medicine – and without a PhD, mind you.

Go! Now!

Then you may debate below their use of of the word, “mankind.”