Lady Science no. 51

Lady Science no. 51

Selective Blindness: Ida Bengtson and the Treatment of Trachoma by Kate Sheppard

The Myth of Meritocracy in Academic Publishing by Sam Muka

Radical Science, Feminism, and the Biology of Determinism by Jenna Tonn

For our last issue of 2018, Kate Sheppard writes about bacteriologist Ida Bengtson and her integral role in isolating the bacteria that caused trachoma and establishing methods for disease prevention. Sam Muka explores the myth of meritocracy in academic publishing, ultimately finding that even citations are steeped in gender bias. Lastly, Jenna Tonn looks at the radical science of women biologists of the 1970s and their efforts to critique the pervasive androcentrism of science.


This issue is published in syndication with The New Inquiry

Banner Image | HeLa cells infected with Type-A Chlamydia trachomatis by Joe Miller (Public Health Image Library | Public Domain)



Lady Science no. 52

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