Week 7, Fall 2019 Wednesday and Friday: What a Week for Women's History!
This week we discussed the first ever all female astronaut team, Christina Koch and Jessica Meir who made it into space as well as Simone Biles, now officially the most decorated World Champion gymnast and the women of Iran who were allowed to FINALLY attend professional soccer/sporting events after being banned for 40 years. Whew! Lots to grapple with here as we ask the question of why it has taken so long for women to be at the forefront as astronauts and why were Iranian women banned in the first place from such sporting events? Tough questions, but positive results this week as women continue to forge ahead in all fields.