in CASE you were wondering - 5 inventions by men for women

In 1929, while visiting a lady friend, Dr. Earle Hass discovered that she was cleverly using a sponge insert to make for a less messy monthly period.  Being a naturally curious man of medicine, he applied some thinking time, conducted experiments, and ultimately created a tightly bound strip of absorbent cotton attached to a string to allow for easy removal.  To keep the tampon clean, he took it a step further, encasing the cotton in an applicator tube that extended to push the cotton into place without the user having to touch it.  Thus the tampon and all of its magical glory was born and is still going strong today as a necessary item for any bleeding dame.
Many fashion historians believe that the thong first appeared in the 1939 World's Fair, an international exhibition designed to showcase achievements of nations.  New York Mayor Fiorello LaGuardia ordered the city's nude dancers to cover themselves and as a result the thong was invented to just barely cover their derrières.  Although it's been speculated that there are a few different people responsible for the invention of the thong, 1939 is the earliest documented siting.
Manolo Blahnik, Christian Louboutin, Stuart Weitzman and Salvatore Ferragamo.  What do all of these men have in common?  They all share exquisite taste, the poetic pursuit of the perfect stiletto, and an endearing admiration for the female foot.  The question of who truly invented the stiletto has been widely debated by fashionistas and historians alike. While some say Salvatore Ferragamo is the mastermind behind the iconic heel, others credit French designer Roger Vivier.
The word ‘bikini’ was coined in 1946, by Louis Réard, a Parisian engineer and designer.  He named the iconic swimsuit after a nuclear bomb-testing site called Bikini Atoll, which clearly had some underlying innuendo attached.  Due to its controversial and revealing design, the bikini was slow to be adopted and accepted.  In many countries it was banned from beaches and public places and in some it still is.  These days, we all want a piece of that itsy bitsy teenie weenie yellow polka dot bikini.
We all know the famous drugstore makeup brand Rimmel London.  Eugene Rimmel was the man responsible for the invention of the mascara, originally developed by a chemist named T.L. Williams in 1913, which is nothing to bat an eyelash at.
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