Pandora's Breeches: Women, Science and Power in the Enlightenment

@inproceedings{Fara2011PandorasBW,
  title={Pandora's Breeches: Women, Science and Power in the Enlightenment},
  author={Patricia Fara},
  year={2011}
}
  • P. Fara
  • Published 18 January 2011
  • Education
Had God intended Women merely as a finer sort of cattle, he would not have made them reasonable.' Writing in 1673, Bathsua Makin was one of the first women to insist that girls should receive a scientific education. Despite the efforts of Makin and her successors, women were excluded from universities until the end of the nineteenth century, yet they found other ways to participate in scientific projects. Taking a fresh look at history, Pandora's Breeches investigates how women contributed to… 
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