Synopsis: In this newly revised twenty-fifth anniversary edition, acclaimed writer and journalist Vivian Gornick interviews famous and lesser-known scientists, compares their experiences then with now, and shows that, although not much has changed in the world of science, what is different is women’s expectations that they can and will succeed.
Everything from the disparaging comments by Harvard’s then-president to government reports and media coverage focuses on the ways in which women supposedly can’t do science. Gornick’s original 100 interviews show how deep and severe discriminations against women have been in all the scientific fields. Her new interviews, with some of the same women she spoke to twenty-five years ago, provide a fresh description of the hard times and great successes these women have experienced.
First Published: 1984 | ISBN: 978-1-55861-587-8
Mini-bio: Vivian Gornick is an American critic, essayist, and memoirist. For many years she wrote for the Village Voice. She currently teaches writing at The New School. Wikipedia