Pythagoras' Trousers by Margaret Wertheim
God, Physics, and the Gender Wars

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This astute social and cultural history of physics explores how the development of physics has been intertwined with the rising power of institutionalized religion, and how both these predominantly masculine pursuits have influenced women's ability to join the physics community, the science itself, and the picture of reality it portrays.

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Published August 1, 1995 by Crown. 279 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Science & Math, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Are physicists a priesthood excluding women on age-old grounds that women can't be ``ordained''?

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And so, pre-eminently, does the history of physics, both in its patriarchal, cultish aspects and in the nobility of its endeavours ever since that founding moment when, for the first time in western history, Pythagoras took off his skirt.

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