Lady Science no. 26: Lady Wranglers and Poisoners
Plants, Domesticity, and the Female Poisoner by Afton Lorraine Woodward
Lady Wranglers by Joy L. Rankin
This month Contributing Editor Joy Rankin writes about Lady Wranglers and the gendered history of mathematics. Guest writer Afton Woodward writes about the history of women as poisoners and critiques their representation in popular culture.
This issue was published in syndication with The New Inquiry.
Image credit: Cicuta virosa L., (Cicuta virosa), Mackenzie’s water hemlock from Franz Eugen Köhler’s Medizinal-Pflanzen III, 1887. (MGB Rare Books Online | Public Domain)