rosalind franklin discovered the double helix in dna but her research was stolen by two men before she could properly share the information and now watson and crick are famous for what she spent years studying
Plus she developed ovarian cancer that was most likely caused by radiation from the HUNDREDS of hours spent using x ray crystallography to ascertain the structure. She literally worked herself to death to be a footnote in most genetics textbooks.
My AP Biology teacher talked about Rosalind Franklin so much. She should be addressed that heavily in every Bio class, seriously. She’s amazing.
literally fucking unfollow me if you hate harvey milk and consider him an assimilationist actually fuck off and unfollow me if you feel like such an authority on queerness that you can decide when people are “assimilating” and when theyre radical enough like. youre an asshole.
it honestly makes me so sad and ashamed that lgbtq people of my generation are so ahistorical and arrogant as to completely dismiss the work done by those who lived and fought before us. it is fucking heartbreaking that it is even necessary to defend the name of a man who was literally shot in the head for being an openly gay politician. have some fucking respect.