Why Are There Still So Few Women in Science?

I stayed in the course. Week after week, I struggled to do my problem sets, until they no longer seemed impenetrable. The deeper I now tunnel into my four-inch-thick freshman physics textbook, the more equations I find festooned with comet-like exclamation points and theorems whose beauty I noted with exploding novas of hot-pink asterisks. The […]

An imperfect man

In rekindling my interest in the life and works of Simone de Beauvoir, I recently re-read the Introduction to The Second Sex: Woman as Other. The whole book is a marvelous piece of non-fiction literature that I first read in my early 20s. It had a great influence on me. Now, perhaps in parts slightly […]