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17/03/2017 2:28 AM IST | Updated 14/03/2018 12:23 AM IST

11 Women Who Did Groundbreaking Things That Men Got The Credit For

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CIRCA 1950: Band leader Johnny Otis poses for a portrait with "Big Mama" Willie Mae Thornton and Peacock Records executive Don Robey.

The man who invented Monopoly did not invent Monopoly. Charles Darrow made millions off the game that he sold to Parker Brothers ― 30 years after a woman named Elizabeth Magie created it.

It’s a tale as old as time: A man took credit for a woman’s idea.

We’ve seen this theme play out through history, with women’s work being erased from the labor movement, civil rights movements, and over and over again in science. 

In the spirit of unearthing the “hidden figures” whose stories often go untold, we’re highlighting remarkable women who, despite their contributions, were sidelined by men.

Happy Women’s History Month!

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