Excellent article, especially since this issue remains to be adequately addressed and deserves discussion. One thing many of the previous commenters have ignored is that the take-home message of this article is not that some life choices a woman might make are better than others, rather that not all choices are as accessible to women in science as they are to men.
posted by Mary MacLEan
March 7, 2012
About once a month at Sigma Xi headquarters, we liven up the lunch hour with an American Scientist Pizza Lunch talk. In these informal lectures, scientists describe new research to nonscientists. The series is light on jargon but heavy on solid science. Each Pizza Lunch offers an in-depth look at its subject, whether it's bedbugs or the smart grid. Click below to read about and download these talks -- and to subscribe!
JSTOR, the online academic archive, now contains complete back issues of American Scientist from its inception in 1913 (as Sigma Xi Quarterly) through 2005.
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