11 Effing Cool Inventions We Can Thank Women For

Happy Ada Lovelace day!

Today's Ada Lovelace day, a happy reminder that female scientists pioneered many of the world's most important creations and discoveries. Can you spell 'computer algorithm'? Lovelace invented them. And a bunch of other cool shit.

Ladies make up just 24% of STEM workers in the US, and only 12.8% in the UK - and they're two countries that claim to *lead* the charge in rebalancing gender equality. In the face of this (and old dudes trying to grab them by their pussies without permission), women do fucking awesome stuff every day. 

Here's 11 amazing things we wouldn't have without them. 

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