You: Woman (in Science!) Begin with the Figure: Perfectly ordered As though ordained. Shhh: Respect the narrative, No negatives, Be neutral. Only briefly discuss Limitations. Focus Your priorities: Strategic choices. Remember peers Love a success story, With a bonne chance For reproduction.
The poem gives advice to woman scientists on how to be Accepted in society as women and in academia as scientists. They must be polished, compliant, and appropriate — just like a research paper.
Aggravating, isn’t it?
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