” She later worked as an academic at the University of California, San Diego.A Turkish archaeologist born in 1916, she became the first Muslim women to compete in the Olympics in the 1936 Berlin games as a fencer.She became the first American woman and the third woman ever to go into space in 1983 at the age of 32.Prior to her first space flight, she attracted attention because of her gender and at press conferences, was asked questions such as, “Will the flight affect your reproductive organs?As social media users gushed their approval, media outlets rushed to identify her handsome new love interest.It didn’t take long before he was revealed to be prominent Saudi Arabian businessman Hassan Jameel of Abdul Latif Jameel Domestic, which owns the rights to sell Toyota cars in the gulf state.
As it became known that Jameel was a Saudi heartthrob, the backlash commenced.
“Rihanna you can do better than a man whose family would have an empowered woman like you disowned, locked away or stoned.
Dump the loser,” wrote one prominent feminist activist.
She documented the practice of lynching black people in the southern states showing how it was often used as means of controlling or punishing black people who competed with whites rather than as a means of “justice” for crimes. Although her father saw no need for her to pursue secondary education, expecting her to marry and have a family, she rebelled and worked as a secretary and telephone operator at a flying school in exchange for lessons as she had no other means to pay for the training.
Her achievements made headlines around the world when she flew over the pyramids and competed in international flying races.