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Let's Talk about Plant Sex

In the 18th century, botany was a contested space: on the one hand, an acceptable discipline for women to engage with; on the other, a treacherous field of study beset by (gasp!) the perils of intellectual rigor and plants’ sexual reproduction. We speak with Katie Sagal, a research fellow at the Newberry, about how women authors and scientists navigated the botanical terms of engagement to expand their roles in scientific and literary communities.

Let's Talk about Plant Sex by Shelf Life, from the Newberry Library

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