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Unformatted text preview: Domonique Williams STS 005 The Mind Has No Sex?..Or Does It? Londa Schiebinger writes this book talking about the history of women in science. The main points from this book are how women became excluded from science by institutions use of gender differed through time and the neutrality of science. This book was interesting to read but Schiebinger could have used a bit reasonable vocabulary so that individuals who do not have a scientific background could read it easily, and she should have separated some of the sub-categories from her book which could have made her points a bit clearer. Another thing that Schiebinger has a habit of doing in this book is to make the reader interpret what she is trying to say without handing that information to them. From reading the first two chapters, Institutional Landscapes (pages 1-36) Noble Networks (pages 37-65), they give details on how women were first allowed to gain an education through the monasteries until the universities arrives and took over everything. The studies, such as law and theology, were considered to be public, they were only opened to men. Women had to find other ways to learn. Setting up salons and forming women’s academies. The second chapter focused on social positions of women and how they used them to their advantage. It seemed to be easier to be of royal blood than to be they used them to their advantage....
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This note was uploaded on 03/29/2008 for the course S T S 200 taught by Professor Tappert,ericw during the Spring '08 term at Penn State.
- Spring '08