The Genius Of Women: From Overlooked to Changing the World

The Genius Of Women: From Overlooked to Changing the World

Janice Kaplan
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We tell girls that they can be anything, so why do 90 percent of Americans believe that geniuses are almost always men? New York Times bestselling journalist Janice Kaplan explores the powerful forces that have rigged the system--and celebrates the women geniuses past and present who have triumphed anyway. Even in this time of rethinking women's roles, we define genius almost exclusively through male achievement. This book sets out to determine why the extraordinary work of so many women has been brushed aside. Kaplan makes surprising discoveries about women geniuses now and throughout history, in fields from music to robotics. Across the generations, even when they face less-than-perfect circumstances, women geniuses have created brilliant and original work.