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Mary Jackson

(1921–2005) Mathematician and engineer

Mary Jackson was a human computer at Langley Research Center, as part of the West Area Computers. She then became the first black woman engineer at NASA at its founding in 1958. After 34 years at NASA, she asked for a demotion in order to serve as a Federal Equal Opportunity Specialist with NASA. She was also a Girl Scout leader for more than thirty years. She retired in 1985.

Number 182 in an ongoing series celebrating remarkable women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

the greats: wayne gretzky, 1978–1999

The leading scorer in NHL history, Gretzky is the only NHL player to total over 200 points in one season – a feat he accomplished four times. The NHL retired his jersey number (99) league-wide, making him the only player to receive this honor. At the time of his retirement in 1999, he held 61 NHL records: 40 regular-season records, 15 playoff records, and six All-Star records. Nicknamed “The Great One,” he has been called “the greatest hockey player ever” by many sportswriters, players, and the NHL itself. [x]

anonymous asked:

Hasn't Tim Schaller only been in the league for a couple of seasons?! why are we retiring his number?

Yeah the NHL decided that since Tim Schaller is so phenomenal and so talented that nobody deserves to wear his number. So they changed the rules.

They will be officially retiring his number next month league wide and nobody will ever be able to wear 59 again.

I think they should’ve done this for him years ago I mean why they waited this long is a mystery.

Jackie Robinson is a household name, a book report staple, an American hero. News of his 1947 debut in the major leagues appeared on the front page of the New York Times, above the fold. Fifty years after he first took the field for the Brooklyn Dodgers, teams across the MLB held moments of silence on the field, and the league’s commissioner retired Robinson’s number across baseball.

“For sociological impact, Jack Roosevelt Robinson was perhaps America’s most significant athlete,” read his obituary in the Times.

When Earl “Big Cat” Lloyd, the NBA’s first-ever black player, died last month at the age of 86, there was decidedly less hoopla. The league honored him on its broadcasts, and national newspapers ran obits, but for many people, news of his death was the first time they heard his name.

Earl Lloyd Was Basketball’s Jackie Robinson. Why Isn’t He Famous?

Photo credit: The Stevenson Collection/NBAE/Getty Images

ok but can u imagine jim moriarty with a pr agent like

pr agent number one would come into jim’s office to meet him and jim would take one look and be like “shoot him” and seb’s like “they just got here?????” and jim’s all “i refuse to be represented by someone who wears paisley ties kill him”

pr agent number two makes it a week before jim does something ridiculous like blow up a tesco because they were out of his favorite biscuits. they retire early

pr agent number three setting up a meeting with forbes for one of jim’s cover businesses. the interviewer asking him what the secret to his success was. “well, off record, mostly i murdered all my business partners once they outlived their usefulness then used all their money to further my interests. also insider trading and the fact that i’m a genius. but on record it’s my strong work ethic and fair treatment of my employees that has gotten me this far.” pr agent literally gets up and leaves. sebastian sighing in the distance.

Some thoughts about Kent Parson’s jersey number:

Gordie Howe (aka “Mr. Hockey”) wore the #9. He played professional hockey in five different decades.

Wayne Gretzky was so inspired by Howe, he chose the #99. (This was mentioned in the tribute to Howe during tonight’s Stanley Cup Final game.) When Gretzky retired, the NHL retired his jersey number for not just his team, but the entire sport.

Kent Parson wears #90.

I really can’t imagine that’s an accident. I already headcanon that Parse is a Gretzky tribute character, but the choice of #90 strikes me as even more significant now. We often think of him as Bitty’s antagonist character, that jerk that showed up at the party, but he’s REALLY GOOD at hockey. He’s one of the best in the NHL. Not just in the now of the comic, but of all time, judging by the stats R&H pull out.

time.com
The Gender Pay Gap Haunts Women in Retirement Too
Women's retirement income is stretched thinner than men's because they earn less and live longer.

Women who work full-time, year-round, made just 79 cents for every dollar paid to their male counterparts in 2014, U.S. Census Bureau data shows.

But the injustice of the gender pay gap also impacts retirement security, and the numbers are appalling.

A woman who works full-time over a 40-year period loses $435,480 in lifetime income (today’s dollars) due to the wage gap, according to the National Women’s Law Center (NWLC), a nonprofit legal and advocacy group. Put another way, the typical woman needs to work 11 years longer than a man to achieve accumulated income parity.

The income gap translates directly to lower income from Social Security and pensions – since those benefits are determined by wage history – and it hampers the capacity of women to save for retirement.

Also women who do not do wage labor, or full time wage labor, often do massive amounts of caretaking and other unwaged social labor and can only rely on spousal benefits for social security retirement, which don’t apply to unmarried women.  And that’s really valuable labor that’s not count for social security retirement at all on its own merits.

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