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