Why are the fields of science and technology still considered to be predominantly male professions? The Madame Curie Complex moves beyond the most common explanations—limited access to professional training, lack of resources, exclusion from social networks of men—to give historical context and unexpected revelations about women's contributions to the sciences.
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Sexual Science: The Victorian Construction of WomanhoodHarvard University Press #ad - These men were not necessarily misogynists. One scarcely knows whether to laugh or cry. The spectacle presented, of nineteenth-century white male scientists and thinkers earnestly trying to prove women inferior to men-thereby providing, along with "savages" and "idiots", in Cynthia Russett's splendid book, an evolutionary buffer between men and animals-is by turns appalling, amusing, and saddening.
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