"Any country that wants to make full use of all its potential
scientists and technologists ... must not expect to get the women quite
so simply as it gets the men.
It seems to me that marriage and motherhood are at least as socially important as military service.
Government regulations are framed to ensure (in the United Kingdom)
that a man returning to work from military service is not penalized by
his absence. Is it utopian, then, to suggest that any country that
really wants a woman to return to a scientific career when her children
no longer need her physical presence should make special arrangements
to encourage her to do so?"¹
-- Kathleen Yardley Lonsdale
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