One of the worlds most important early male feminists, I believe. Said: Rursus (☻) 08:03, 2 October 2008 (UTC)
Alas, his feminism is compromised: my understanding is that he hired the women because they would work for less. Still, given the times, I suppose it's commendable that he hired women at all. Slgillett (talk) 22:00, 19 October 2009 (UTC)
Recent (2011) research by the AAVSOs own historian has revealed that Pickerings role in founding the AAVSO was inflated/misrepresented as early as in 1919, and that in fact, Pickering cannot be regarded as a co-founder of the association. I therefore removed this statement from the article.
^Williams, Thomas R.; Saladyga, Michael (2011). Advancing Variable Star Astronomy - The Centennial History of the American Association of Variable Star Observers (1st ed.). Cambridge University Press. pp. 27,331. ISBN978-0-521-51912-0.Cite uses deprecated parameter |coauthors= (help)