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What if Einstein had been a woman?
It is likely that, if Einstein had been born a woman, his last name would hardly be familiar to us today. And the fact is that the merits of her discoveries would have been taken by a research partner or even her husband. This phenomenon, known as the Matilda Effect, points to the injustice that has systematically relegated to oblivion, the findings of brilliant scientists such as Nettie Stevens, Lise Meitner, Marietta Blau or Rosalind Franklin, among many others.
#NoMoreMatildas, an initiative promoted by the Association of Women Researchers and Technologists (AMIT) with the support of the Office of the European Parliament in Spain, is an idea of GettingbetterCreative Studio, with the collaboration of Dos Passos Literary and Communication Agency and production of Kamestudio, to publicize the Effect Matilda and regain the prominence of those scientists who should never have been invisible.
With this idea, AMIT aims to achieve a greater presence of female scientists in school textbooks, from the conviction that, as references, these women will be a stimulus to awaken a scientific vocation in girls and counteract the stereotypes that from ages early childhoods nest in their minds and tell them that they are less intelligent and gifted in science than boys. #NoMoreMatildas invites us to imagine, through three stories, what the life of Albert Einstein, Alexander Fleming and Erwin Schrödinger would have been like if they had been women.
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