Barbara McClintock: Breaking “Illogical Barriers,” American (1902-1992)

Barbara McClintock once stated that she was “not a feminist” which would, in effect, disqualify her from being on this site. But because her life was completely determined by being a victim of a sexist culture, especially the subculture of a life dedicated to scientific pursuit, and she fought to hold her own and not let it stop her, not let it enslave her, not let it own her, she was, in effect, a feminist. If she lives like a feminist and fights like a feminist and sounds like a feminist then she probably is: A Feminist! She said...

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