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A Lab of Ones Own

A Personal History of Sexism in Science

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      • Source title: A Lab of Ones Own: A Personal History of Sexism in Science

        StatementSimon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Publishing
        PublishersSimon & Schuster Audio and Blackstone Publishing
        LC ClassificationsAug 04, 2020
        The Physical Object
        Paginationxvi, 127 p. :
        Number of Pages73
        ID Numbers
        ISBN 101797108921

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Scottish women, I note, enjoyed more freedom and were very practical. "Before the First World War, suffragists could see what they were fighting against, but modern discrimination is elusive, insidious, and stubbornly hard to eradicate. The era of the Great War, later referred to as World War I, particularly in Britain, has become of interest to me lately, no doubt somewhat due to Downton Abbey. This is the history of the opening curtain for women's voting rights and scientific exploration in the Twentieth Century.

The problem is likely available sources. Despite my sympathy for the cause and despite all that I learned in the early chapters, I most enjoyed later chapters that described Colwell's involvement in several prominent scientific efforts of recent decades.

Resistance gave female scientists special gifts: forced to change specialties so many times, they came to see things in a more interdisciplinary way, which turned out to be key to making new discoveries in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. But Lab Girl is much more. She treats the challenges she faced matter-of-factly, demonstrating incredible persistence and inventiveness in circumventing obstacles.

With considerable numbers of men needed to fight and with increasing numbers of war casualties there were many vacancies arising in factories and other workplaces; A Lab of Ones Own was women who often filled them, often undertaking tasks never previously thought appropriate. Not once does Fara really discuss the fluidity of gender. When she's desperate to get the papers and grants needed to keep open her fledgling lab at the Georgia Institute of Technology in Atlanta, Jahren and her technician and friend, Bill, go days at a time without eating or sleeping properly.


I recommend that book but it is entirely set in America. It appeared in the February 2021 issue of Prism the magazine of the American Society for Engineering Education.

Colwell would also witness the advances that could be made when men and women worked together—often under her direction, such as when she headed a team that helped to uncover the source of the anthrax used in the 2001 letter attacks. " Patricia Fara tells the story of the mobilization of particular pioneers including Isabel Emslie, a mental health provider, the chemist Martha Whiteley who co-founded tear gas, and Helen Gwynne Vaughan, a botanist researcher.

When statistics about women in scientific careers are compiled, I count as a failure. " For almost four years, employers and ministers had repeatedly praised the women running factories, hospitals, and transport systems.

I'm fascinated by the chapter on anthrax and the story of following the trail to the perpetrator. Fara examines how the bravery of these pioneers, A Lab of Ones Own allowed into a closed world before the door slammed shut again, paved the way for today's women scientists.