Etiqueta: women and science

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Women… courageous and wise

Until relatively recently, women have had problems gaining access to jobs traditionally taken by men such as medicine, professorships and research. Some women, however, like the three given as examples in this article, managed to become pioneers in the most difficult disciplines and areas requiring utmost dedication.

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Women and the future of science

The beginning of science is uncertainty. Many people, however, including scientists, look in science for a system of certainties thus fleeing the unrest that comes hand in hand with questions like how, when, whom and for whom. When it comes to reflect on the relationship

Anna Veiga
Interview with Anna Veiga

The following text is a summary of the full text available in Spanish and Catalan. Anna Veiga is well known for her pioneer work in the field of in vitro fertilisation in Spain. She was the first test-tube baby's scientific «mother» in Spain in 1984. She

Guido Reni. Charity, ca. 1630
Science and moral

ABSTRACT Scientific and, particularly, medical discourses have played a key role in the creation and dissemination of the standard model of motherhood envisaged as a vocation in itself, an exclusive task, women’s natural destiny and their self-realisation. Here we explore the origins of this social model

Susan Hiller. From the Freud Museum, 1991-1996.
An obstacle race

ABSTRACT A scientific career is often like an obstacle course, but for women there are additional problems and specific mechanisms of exclusion. This article shows us the strategies used to overcome some such hurdles by reviewing the biographies of four psychologists who endeavoured to receive academic

Women at a pharmaceutical laboratory
Women and science

This article is a personal reflection about the context and determining aspects that have caused the exclusion of women from the scientific sphere, from the viewpoint of cultural history.

Introduction: Women and Science

The traditional exclusion of women from the public sphere, from education, politics, art and culture, as well as women's confinement to the domestic realm, have –little by little– undergone steady change since the Enlightenment, with the liberalisation of society and women's progressive admittance to public