Rosalind Franklin was a woman that stayed in the shadows because of sexism and bias in science.
Even though her story was decades ago, sexism is still very much alive in the science community.
Rosalind Franklin was a talented scientist that made one of the most significant scientific discovery: the DNA helix. However, she was not credited.
Although some may say that things are much better now, that is actually true. Therefore a woman will finally realize it when it ‘hits her in the face’ and lose something that no man has lost.
In the case of Franklin, she lost credit. So she never got the recognition she well deserved because she was the first to see how DNA looks like.
Though her male colleagues, that ‘stole’ her photo, were awarded a Nobel Prize.
Indeed her story is truly an interesting one filled with intrigue and drama.
In this episode you will hear:
- the education she received
- her discoveries
- the loss she had to endure on her Nobel Prize
- and most importantly how her three male colleagues stole her discovery
Did you listen to Franklin’s story? What do you think about it? Do you think there is indeed sexism in science?
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