Women in Physics

  • Monique Couture-Cherki
Part of the Critical Social Studies book series


I feel diffident about writing this chapter: is it proper to speak of women of a given group, physicists, in isolation from the whole mass of women? Two theses have confronted the women’s movements which have appeared in recent years in capitalist countries: the first, which is close to the position of the communist parties and workers’ organisations, consists of making a distinction between bourgeois and proletarian women, and argues that the struggle of proletarian women should be included within the ‘class struggle’. As Lenin had already put it: ‘We must win over to our side the millions of toiling women in the towns and villages. Win them for our struggles, and in particular for the communist transformation of our society… we must train those we arouse and win and equip them for proletarian class struggle under the leadership of the Communist Party.’1


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