image description: Text describes Mary Anderson, the woman who invented windshield wipers. She invented them in 1903 but car companies wouldn't buy them bc they said they had no commercial value. The patent expired in 1920. Today they're standard on automobiles.

@caraellison I'm also absolutely certain that the car companies thought "a woman invented this, it can't possibly be useful, it's improper for women to drive." :angery:

@hezekiah let’s pause innovation and convenience and safety for TWENTY YEARS to spite this woman

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