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Making Science a Friendlier Place for Women

Tuesday, October 21, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Allison Kimble
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From The Story Exchange, where women mean business.

"The Association for Women in Science was founded in 1971, at a time when some medical texts — believe it or not — used pornographic images to teach medical students about the female anatomy.

AWIS worked successfully with a leading publisher to change the medical texts, but its continued work to make science a better place for women has been “a tough road to hoe,” says Janet Bandows Koster, the organization’s executive director and CEO."

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