One of the fascinating websites that I have found recently "Lost Women of Science" -- a podcast series available at https://www.lostwomenofscience.org/. This site has lots of bios and I browsed among them using the search term "mathematics". One of the fascinating stories that I found is that of Naomi Livesay -- who played a key role in the Manhattan project.
|Learn more about Naomi Livesay at this link.|
These recent considerations of women in science have led me to recall a blog posting that I made back in June of 2012 that featured this poem of mine (with stanzas that are syllable-squares):
SQUARE ATTITUDES by JoAnne Growney
To publish mathematics,
a woman must learn to think
like a man, learn to write like
a man, to use only her
initials so reviewers
guess she's a man! Women must
masquerade, pretend man-think --
or can we build
so all of us
have fair chances?!
Fortunately, attitudes toward women in science and mathematics -- and in nearly all areas of expertise -- are changing! Improving!