Lady Science no. 30: Data and Domesticity
Mary Somerville, A Domestic Icon of Science by Michal Meyer
For Women's History Month, we have teamed up with writers from Chemical Heritage Foundation, Deanna Day and Michal Meyer. Day writes about the history of women's labor with Mary Putnam Jacobi's work on menstruation. Meyer explores how Mary Somerville navigated the strict gender roles of the 19th century while pursuing recognition for her work in science.
*Banner image | Data table from Jacobi's "The Question of Rest During Menstruation"