Undeniable Examples of Women Geniuses?
June 4, 2008 10:36 PM Subscribe
GeniusFilter: Help me win an argument and prove that there ARE undeniable examples of women geniuses throughout history or even today.
posted by DetonatedManiac to society & culture (62 answers total) 37 users marked this as a favorite
My Aunt argues that there are no women geniuses and that only men can be geniuses. I know she is wrong and that the lack of notable women geniuses in history has been due to masculine hegemony, historical social norms, etc. However, she is not swayed by such arguments and I need some good counter examples to prove her wrong. I've looked in Google and no convincing examples immediately present themselves.
Please provide examples of women geniuses (in Arts, Sciences, Math, Philosophy, or any field).
In the unlikely event that she is correct, please provide scientific reasoning as to why this is?