“Though her features were strong, she was not unattractive, and might have been quite stunning had she taken even a mild interest in clothes. This she did not.” -James Watson

This woman played a crucial role in the discovery of the structure of DNA and Watson said himself that her work with X-ray crystallography was key, but he says her name did not deserve to be on the paper. Why you might ask? Probably because she was a women and only ever look down on during her entire career. She brought the world close to arguable the biggest scientific discovery, yet the only thing she was commented on were her looks. 

Today would have marked Rosalind Elsie Franklin’s 97th birthday, so keep her in your heart. Women in science are still not taken as serious as men. So remember her and what she went through. If you are a women in science follow her example of being strong and confident, if not, respect the women around you and take them seriously! 👩‍🔬🔬💕

Art by @peachistudy