“And as humans, we’re by-products of our upbringings, victims of our lackluster educational systems, and choosers of our behaviors. In short, the reduction of women to something less than men, and the elevation of men to something more than women, is not biological: it’s cultural. And it starts with two words: pink and blue. Everything skyrockets out of control from there.”
Elizabeth Zott is a chemist in the 1950’s and her male colleagues do not respect her. She is also very attractive, and that is what men notice first.
Elizabeth is a real trailblazer who tells it like it is and does not shy away from bosses that are overbearing, sexist or misogynistic. One of Elizabeth’s bosses steals her research, another tries to “keep her in line” but she has her own ideas. With so much to overcome, Elizabeth still manages to create her own path in a unique way.
Sprinkled with humor, this is an interesting read about strong women.