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Post by Witness » Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:28 am

Won by a lady, Maryam Mirzakhani, hooray! The old dungeon crumbles…

But not everywhere:

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retouched to preserve the sensitivities of Iranian readers:

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(who apparently aren't put off by all those flea-ridden beards and grotesque headgears :? )

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Re: Fields medal

Post by Abdul Alhazred » Sun Sep 21, 2014 6:07 am

They covered her neck, but left her hair uncovered so you still know she's a slut. :MuhammadBoom:
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Re: Fields medal

Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:25 am

That's a boy's haircut if I ever saw one. From the photo I would mistake her for a young man if I didn't know otherwise.

Not that there's anything wrong with that! :)

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Re: Fields medal

Post by Rob Lister » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:28 am

I'd do 'er.

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Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Sep 22, 2014 9:50 am

She's not unattractive. Didn't mean to imply that.
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Post by Rob Lister » Mon Sep 22, 2014 10:59 am

Anaxagoras wrote:She's not unattractive. Didn't mean to imply that.
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Post by Anaxagoras » Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:12 am

The Lister Doability Index?
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Post by ed » Mon Sep 22, 2014 12:29 pm

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Post by DrMatt » Mon Sep 22, 2014 2:42 pm

They were caught in a hard place. On the one hand, they can't acknowledge the prestige of a woman--especially not one who has gone overseas. On the other hand, they can't pass up an opportunity to claim her prestige for her.
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Post by Doctor X » Tue Sep 23, 2014 3:50 pm

Need to see more to determine if she is an NBL.









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Post by Rob Lister » Tue Sep 23, 2014 11:23 pm

Doctor X wrote:Need to see more to determine if she is an NBL.


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From her facebook page. Quick, a veil!

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Post by DrMatt » Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:58 am

Seems like she'd be interesting to meet.
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Post by Vorticity » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:21 pm

In the Iranian newspaper photo, I like to imagine she has an afro in the shape of a math-covered blackboard.
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Re: Fields medal

Post by Doctor X » Sat Sep 27, 2014 8:24 am

I . . . GUESS . . . that is a fetish. . . .









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Re: Fields medal

Post by Witness » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:17 am

Witness wrote:Won by a lady, Maryam Mirzakhani, hooray! The old dungeon crumbles…

But not everywhere:

standard picture:

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retouched to preserve the sensitivities of Iranian readers:

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(who apparently aren't put off by all those flea-ridden beards and grotesque headgears :? )
Dead, at 40, from cancer. :(

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Re: Fields medal

Post by Anaxagoras » Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:47 am

https://www.theatlantic.com/internation ... an/533916/
Maryam Mirzakhani will be remembered as a woman who broke glass ceilings in life and in death. In 2014, the Iranian mathematician became the first and only woman ever to win the Fields Medal, popularly known as the Nobel Prize of the math world. And when she died last Friday at age 40, some Iranian media outlets, as well as President Rouhani himself, broke a national taboo by publishing photos in which she appeared with her hair uncovered.

In Iran, women have been required to wear the hijab in public since the 1979 Islamic Revolution. Iranian women rarely appear without the headscarf in the press. Mirzakhani, who grew up in Tehran but attended graduate school at Harvard and became a professor at Stanford, did not wear the hijab.

When Mirzakhani won the Fields Medal three years ago, Iranian newspapers went to extreme lengths to avoid showing her hair: They either digitally retouched her photo to add a hijab, published dated photos in which she appeared wearing one, or drew a sketch of her wearing one. But this past weekend, when the news that she had died of breast cancer at a U.S. hospital dominated the front pages of most newspapers in Iran, some of them finally allowed her to be pictured as she had lived. Mirzakhani had two things going for her this time: She had become a source of deep national pride. And she had passed away.

“In this case, she is dead,” said Haleh Esfandiari, the Iranian American former director of the Middle East program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C. “Because she’s no longer around, whether they print a picture with or without a hijab doesn’t make a difference for people. It’s not relevant as a policy issue.”

The centrist state newspaper Hamshahri ran a full portrait of Mirzakhani without a hijab, under the headline “Math Genius Yielded to Algebra of Death.” The reformist daily Donyaye Eghtesad did the same, with an accompanying headline that read “The Queen of Mathematics’ Eternal Departure.”
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