“Popular culture would have you believe that to study science, let alone physics, you must possess a specific set of character traits. For the most part, these stereotypes mean the ideal prospective science student is anti-social, computer-like and nerdish beyond comprehension.”
In this interview, Edwina sits down with, well, herself, to reflect on things, life and the universe.
“In the tale of the Man in the Moon, we see evidence of the deeply-rooted prejudice held against women in the field of astronomy.”
I could never have imagined that I would date a person with a completely different cultural experience to me.
Sexual harassment, assault and misogyny are not shocking for me as they are for Professor Schmidt.
“I loved being able to tell people: ‘I’m going to study law at the Australian National University.’”
“Recently, an article penned by Sarah E Bond caused vitriolic stir when she noted that white marble statues were originally painted and may indicate that people from different races had some impact on the Ancient Greek and Roman world.”
“I prepared myself for the occasional ‘darling’, but the infantilism, image control, emotional manipulation and sexualisation that clouded my six months went much further than ‘darling’.”
“PSA: It’s time to stop claiming that a Bachelor of Arts is ‘useless’.”
“Now, although obviously not broken, the glass ceiling has been chipped enough so that the broken shards offer women a reflection of life at the top.”