The collection of papers examines the ways scientists have researched gender throughout history, the ways those results have affected society, and the impact they have had on the scientific community and on women, women scientists, and women's rights movements.
One theme is myths of gender in different scientific disciplines.
It unmasks the sources of a number of debilitating biases concerning women's intelligence and physical attributes.
Stupid unproven ideas about women made up by scientists in the 20th Century. Yes, it happens.