50 Underrated Women You Never Learned About In History Class

50 Underrated Women You Never Learned About In History Class

Ask Reddit wants you to know about these underrated women from history.

37. All the UK women who took over their husbands farms during WWII.

Their duties were literally endless, not only did they oversee or personally plow the soil for years until it was entirely depleted and unusable, they also communicated enemy plane locations as they passed overhead of their land, at great personal risk.

They also lit decoy fires and blacked out their homes to mask their true location from German planes, took refugees into their properties, and lived on rations they had to split with those refugees, all on top of dealing with government officials whose sole purpose was to make sure the farm was putting out the UTMOST amount of crops, or their duties and land would be seized and given to someone else to be worked harder.

If not for these women, the whole country would have starved, as Hitler would not allow any shipments at all into their harbors, including food, and enforced it with submarine firepower.

38. Rosalind Franklin – for the discovery of structure of DNA.

James Watson and Francis Crick took undue credit for work of Franklin, which was critical to the discovery.

39. Hedy Lamarr. Movie star genius who created a code of different radio frequencies that the Nazis couldn’t decipher.

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