Women in Science: Then and Now

“Gornick’s pictures demonstrate the driving pressure behind science.” — The Philadelphia Inquirer

Women in scientific research mix the modern imagination. In their hyphenated identity is recorded the pain and excitement of a society having a hard time to develop.” — The Washington Post

In this newly modified twenty-fifth anniversary edition, well-known writer as well as journalist Vivian Gornick interviews lesser-known and popular scientists, contrasts their experiences then as well as now, and reveals that, although very little has actually altered in the globe of scientific research, what is various is ladies‘s assumptions that they can as well as will succeed.Everything from the slandering comments by Harvard’s then-president to government reports as well as media coverage has concentrated on the methods which women supposedly can not do scientific research. Gornick’s original meetings reveal how deep as well as severe discrimination against ladies was at that time in all scientific fields. Her new interviews, with a few of the very same women she spoke with twenty-five years ago, supply a fresh description of the difficult times and also excellent successes these females have actually experienced.

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