Elizabeth Blackwell February 3, — May 31, was a British physician, notable as the first woman to receive a medical degree in the United States, and the first woman on the Medical Register of the General Medical Council. Her contributions remain celebrated with the Elizabeth Blackwell Medal, awarded annually to a woman who has made significant contribution to the promotion of women in medicine. Blackwell was initially uninterested in a career in medicine especially after her schoolteacher brought in a bull 's eye to use as a teaching tool. This occupation was seen as suitable for women during the s, however, she soon found it unsuitable for her. Blackwell's interest in medicine was sparked after a friend fell ill and remarked that, had a female doctor cared for her, she might not have suffered so much.
An academic who slammed Qantas after a flight attendant mistakenly called her Miss instead of Doctor claims she is the victim of 'everyday sexism'. Reflecting on the incident after her posts went viral last week, Dr O'Dwyer said the public response from her string of tweets had been 'pretty hateful'. Dr O'Dwyer defended her post, saying it was not about ego, but rather 'highlighting one of a thousand instances of sexism that women encounter every day'. She doubled down on Wednesday, claiming the incident was an example of 'casual sexism' that 'women encounter every day'. Dr O'Dwyer's original tweet accused a Qantas flight attendant of deliberately calling her a Miss after assuming the Doctor on her boarding pass was a typo. My ticket says Dr O'Dwyer. Do not look at my ticket, look at me, look back at my ticket, decide it's a typo and call me Miss O'Dwyer. I did not spend 8 years at university to be called Miss,' she wrote.
Jodie Auckland Whittaker born 17 June is an English actress. She came to prominence in her feature film debut Venus , for which she received British Independent Film Award and Satellite Award nominations. She was later praised for her roles in the cult science fiction film Attack the Block , the Black Mirror episode " The Entire History of You " , and as grieving mother Beth Latimer in Broadchurch.
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