By Sue V. Rosser
Why are there so few ladies in technological know-how? In Breaking into the Lab, Sue Rosser makes use of the studies of profitable ladies scientists and engineers to reply to the query of why elite associations have so few girls scientists and engineers tenured on their schools. ladies are hugely certified, encouraged scholars, and but they've got vastly larger charges of attrition, and they're shying clear of the fields with theRead more...
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Historically, much of the power obtained by women and the naming of issues from the women’s movement arose from our meeting together in small CR groups without men to explore and understand our personal experiences. Recognizing that each of us was not unique in experiencing unwanted advances from the lab director or professor permitted us to stop questioning ourselves and start interrogating the culture and institutional structures that allowed this. The sharing in CR groups made us realize that often we had no language or terms for what turned out to be common phenomena.
Bernice Sandler enumerated the ways in which individuals are “either singled out, or overlooked, ignored, or otherwise discounted” in the classroom and academia because of their gender (Sandler 1986). These behaviors are particularly applied to women scientists who are “diﬀerent” because of their relatively small numbers compared to men, who have dominated science for centuries. Over time, the cumulative eﬀect of micro-inequities can damage self-esteem, impair a person’s performance in the classroom or workplace, and may lead to eventual withdrawal from the situation or profession.
Faculty at small teaching-oriented colleges often end up in a struggle to retain their research, as Sherry did. Choices Foreclosed: Making the Decision for Me—PhD Dissertation Just prior to the holidays, in December 1970, I defended my master’s thesis and passed my qualifying examination for the PhD. Thrilled and more relaxed than I had been since graduation from college in 1969, my husband and I decided to try to start a family. We visited friends in Boston for New Year’s and after attending a live performance of Hair, we conceived our ﬁrst child.
Breaking into the Lab Engineering Progress for Women in Science by Sue V. Rosser