Women, Science and Suffrage in World War I

TitleWomen, Science and Suffrage in World War I
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsFara, Patricia
JournalNotes and Records of the Royal Society of London
Volume69
Issue1
Pagination11-24
Date Published03/2015
Abstract

World War I is often said to have benefited British women by giving them the vote and by enabling them to take on traditionally male roles, including ones in science, engineering and medicine. In reality, conventional hierarchies were rapidly re-established after the Armistice. Concentrating mainly on a small group of well-qualified scientific and medical women, marginalized at the time and also in the secondary literature, the author reviews the attitudes they experienced and the work they undertook during and immediately after the war. The effects of century-old prejudices are still felt today.

URLhttps://royalsocietypublishing.org/doi/full/10.1098/rsnr.2014.0057
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