The Genius of Women

The Genius of Women

From Overlooked to Changing the World

Book - 2020
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"We tell girls that they can be anything, so why do 90 percent of Americans believe that geniuses are almost always men? New York Times bestselling journalist Janice Kaplan explores the powerful forces that have rigged the system--and celebrates the women geniuses past and present who have triumphed anyway. Even in this time of rethinking women's roles, we define genius almost exclusively through male achievement. When asked to name a genius, people mention Albert Einstein, Leonardo da Vinci, and Steve Jobs. As for great women? In one survey, the only female genius anyone listed was Marie Curie. Janice Kaplan, the New York Times bestselling author of The Gratitude Diaries, set out to determine why the extraordinary work of so many women has been brushed aside. Using her unique mix of memoir, narrative, and inspiration, she makes surprising discoveries about women geniuses now and throughout history, in fields from music to robotics." -- Provided by publisher.
Contents: Why you've never heard of Lise Meitner
The outrageous bias against Mozart's sister
Einstein's wife and the theory of relativity
How a teenage nun painted The Last Supper
Why Italian women are better than you at math
Rosalind Franklin and the truth about the female brain
Why Fei-Fei Li should be on the cover of vanity fair
The astrophysicist who does not need Tom Cruise
Broadway's Tina Landay contains multitudes
RBG and the genius of being a cuddly goat
The Dark Lord trying to kill off women scientists
Battling the ariel-Cinderella complex
Why Oprah wanted to be a beauty queen
Geena Davis and the problem of being nice
Frances Arnold knew she was right (and then she won the Nobel Prize)
How to succeed in business by wearing elegant scarves
Why Sally Michel was a genius painter and Mrs. Milton Avery was not
The game-changing power of genius women
Publisher: [New York] : Dutton, [2020]
Copyright Date: ©2020
Branch Call Number: 305.9089082 KAP
Characteristics: xi, 334 pages ; 24 cm
ISBN: 9781524744212
1524744212

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