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Unlikely rebels with a cause

But it was the early 1960s; women at high levels of science were as rare as snow leopards

THE EXCEPTIONS
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THE EXCEPTIONS

Bonnie Garmus | The New York Times
THE EXCEPTIONS: Nancy Hopkins, MIT, and the Fight for Women in Science
Author: Kate Zernike 
Publisher: Scribner
Pages: 421
Price: $30

The word “exception” implies rules, and as we know, rules are made to be broken. But in real life, it can be a frustrating business — especially if you’re a woman in science, especially in the decades leading up to the 21st century and especially if you’re not the rule-breaking type.
 
There were 16 rule breakers on the faculty of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. And exactly what these women endured for the right to do their work is the subject of

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First Published: Feb 26 2023 | 10:36 PM IST

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