Rocket scientist who also made “a mean beef stroganoff” inspires debate on how to write about lady-scientists

Posted April 15th, 2013 at 12:34 pm.

Check out the debate instigated by a NYT obituary and the article, The Finkbeiner Test, By Christie Aschwanden

To pass the Finkbeiner test, a story cannot mention

  • The fact that she’s a woman
  • Her husband’s job
  • Her child care arrangements
  • How she nurtures her underlings
  • How she was taken aback by the competitiveness in her field
  • How she’s such a role model for other women
  • How she’s the “first woman to…”

What do you think about the debate?

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