For a range of historical and contemporary issues in eugenics, human evolution, and procreative technology, Ruth Hubbard explains why scientific descriptions and choices should not generalize human, or female, attributes without acknowledging the realities of people's lives. Sophisticated in its analysis, yet not at all technical in its exposition, this book will find a wide readership among feminists, the general public, and the scientific community.
Hubbard is a professor of biology at Harvard who has moved from research in photobiology to the feminist critique of science. This book is a sophisticated essay on the social and political assumptions that shape the ways biologists use scientific language, do science,, and apply it to women's lives. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR booknews.com