Welcome to Episode 90: The Matilda Effect; knitting in pieces, learning gauge with dishcloths; ; Cruising the Bay
Brainy thing: 20:25 Behind the Redwood Curtain: 32:27
What We’re Learning from Our Knitting:
Margaret is exploring new approaches to knitted birds with Nicky Fijalkowska’s aptly named book Knitted Birds . These birds are knitted in pieces and then assembled and stuffed.
Catherine is realizing the importance of gauge with a seemingly simple dishcloth pattern — the Quadrant dishcloth/washcloth by Jenny Konopinski
Brainy Thing: The Matilda Effect
Women not only were prohibited from getting advanced education and entering fields like science and medicine; but also when they did, their work was often overlooked. Catherine introduces the phenomenon named after Matilda Joslyn Gage this week
Women’s work, the first 20,000 years www.amazon.com/Womens-Work-First-Years-Society/dp/0393313484/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1533162658&sr=1-1&keywords=women%27s+work+the+first+20+000+years
Behind the Redwood Curtain: The Madaket
We talk about touring Eureka from the Bay: Harbor Tours on the Madaket: https://www.humboldtbaymaritimemuseum.com/madaketmainpage.html
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Today on Teaching Your Brain to Knit we introduce the Matilda Effect —Overlooking Accomplishments of Women Scientists; Catherine searches for gauge on a simple but elegant dishcloth; Margaret learns techniques and discovers biases that are for the birds; She also shares information and experiences on two Madaket Harbor Cruises and we have another book giveaway.
2 thoughts on “Ep. 090 The Matilda Effect: Overlooking Women’s Accomplishments; Knitting in Pieces; Finding Gauge with Dishcloths; Cruising Humboldt Bay”
Your podcast has provided hours of company as I take my morning walks. I recently finished listening to a fascinating book that is a perfect example of the Matilda Effect. It’s called The Other Einstein by Marie Benedict. It’s worth the read. Thank you for always providing food for my brain to digest!
Better late than never — just getting to this message. Sounds like a good book. Once you start looking for them, it’s amazing how many women have made contributions but have been ignored. Thanks for posting.