There's a whole host of kick-ass ladies hidden in history like gems, women who gave a middle finger to the kind of status quo that went far beyond a glass ceiling or anything that we modern ladies take for granted. It's as infuriating as it is intriguing and exciting to learn about women like Dr. Clelia Duel Mosher, who was researching the sexual habits of Victorians -- Victorians! -- way before Kinsey was a twinkle in his mother's eye.

Then there's the fabulous Hedy Lamarr, whose glamour goddess career was, for a long time, the focus of any interest in her, before it was revealed that she helped invent the technology that laid the groundwork for CDMA and Wi-Fi -- technology that was meant to discombobulate Nazis but also led to cell phones, for the love of whatever! Whatever happened to her biopic? We're still waiting, folks!

Ada Lovelace is another groundbreaking woman whose work contributed to something you and I use every single day -- the personal computer. Lovelace, a countess whose father was Lord Byron, was a math whiz who was the first person to create a program for Charles Babbage's designs for analytical engines, a very early computer.
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