Re: Four fields and teaching intro courses

Ruby Rohrlich (rohrlich@GWIS2.CIRC.GWU.EDU)
Mon, 3 Apr 1995 22:52:04 -0400

Mike, page 70 of the April AN reports that WGBH Boston PBS announced a
6-part series "Discovering Women," with Patty Jo Watson'segment airing
on April 5 at l0 p.m. ET. The AN writes: "The series is designed to
encourage young women to consider a career in science by demystifying the
nature of scientific work and by illustrating the process of becoming a
scientist. Described by her graduate students as 'the most positive role
models imaginable,'Watson has found evidence to dispel the myth that
women are not innovators. Watson and Mary Kennedy (Washington-St.Louis)
have proposed a provocative new theory about gender roles and the origins
of azgriculture -- that women, not men, invented farming." It seems to
me that Darlington said something like that years ago; I wish I
remembered the name of the book. Was it the Domestication of Plants and
Animals? Ruby Rohrlich