Dear old Leibniz (Gottfried von Leibniz, President of the Royal Academy of Sciences) adored me and adamantly attempted to make me a part of the institution. He even gave me this wonderful opportunity to present my knowledge of sunspots to the royal court in Prussia. But still, this was not enough. These men were terrified of women entering their domain; so, they gave me a medal and no job. As I mentioned in my previous post, I don't care for recognition; I simply want the opportunity to do what I love. I was never bitter about the fact that I did not receive acknowledgement for the work I did (i.e. discovering Comet 1720), but I am most definitely disappointed in the fact that I was robbed of the opportunity to do what I love.
I will explain the ideology and reasoning behind this decision to ban my participation in the Royal Academy of Sciences in a later post. Stay Tuned!
Here is a picture of Leibniz: