Something is askew here: The notion that strength is the main thing we want, or need, or care about. Though the word "strength" can be vague or misleading, it doesn't help to change terms and propose that we want women who are agents rather than mere instruments or objects.
The second-biggest surprise of Anna Ziegler's new play, Photograph 51, is that Ziegler has managed to take this dryly historic tale and turn it into an engrossing scientific whodunit, or rather, who'll-do-it.
By now it's well known to theatergoers that Nicole Kidman is back on stage and in Anna Ziegler's Photograph 51 after a 17-year lapse. She's returned in a piece noticeably different from her last offering, The Blue Room, where she gained beaucoup publicity for appearing totally undressed.
It's Nobel Prize season! The three big science categories -- physiology or medicine, physics, and chemistry--were just announced on Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. Of the eight science winners, how many are women? Zero!
My interest in Rosalind Franklin was not in the biographical details, but the palpable sense of injustice surrounding her story -- the universal desire of being able to obtain credit and recognition for your work without being cheated out of it.