100 remarkable Irish women which was woefully short of scientists. There was an implied criticism of the journalists who had cobbled together the list, presumably against a deadline. But it's not really their fault, they are embedded in the sweep of Western culture which either pays only lip-service to recognising the contribution of women or needs a huge congratulatory clap of the back when they acknowledge some XX achievement. In that piece, I noted a portrait of Kathleen "benzene" Lonsdale by Jennifer Mondfrans in a Scientific American article by Maia Weinstock which is trying to redress the balance, by collecting some original portraiture of STEM women. If you are a young women with an interest in science, perhaps still at school, and you have a neat image, then you can make a poster and stick it up on your wall as an encouragement to persevere. That's better than, or at least complementary to, reading about the shoulders of giants on which you intend to stand to see further into the unknown.
Two Cultures distinction between Arts and Science: growing STEM to STEAM "acknowledging that art and design have always been integral to the fields of science and technology". I think this a bad idea because, by opening the Door of Dispossess wider, the light is less focussed on the lack of women in Science.
Anyway, I'm glad I read Weinstock's compendium: there are women in there a) who I'd forgotten about and b) of whom I had never heard. It will give me some traction in the following months to shovel more Women of Science into the voracious maw of The Blob.