Women don beards to highlight gender bias in science

August 15, 2019

Dozens of paleontologists around the world – all of them women – to glue on beards for photos now being exhibited at the Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS) at the University of California, Berkeley. The ironic message of the Bearded Lady Project is that, contrary to the persisting stereotype, you don’t have to be a man to love fieldwork and contribute to science; in fact: many field scientists are not. The photo exhibit, which has toured the country for more than two years, captures 15 UC Berkeley paleontologists, three of whom are also featured in a 53-minute film. Admission to the premiere, which begins at 4:30 p.m. with an introduction by the project’s founders, is free with pre-registration.

Women don beards to highlight gender bias in science