Saturday, December 12, 2020
The Irish Times:
Four leading female academics have put their names forward for the position of provost of Trinity College Dublin.
Prof Linda Doyle, former dean of research; Prof Linda Hogan, former vice-provost; Prof Jane Ohlmeyer, professor of history and chairwoman of the Irish Research Council; and Dr Sarah Alyn-Stacey, associate professor in French, have all confirmed to colleagues that they have applied for the position.
Provost Patrick Prendergast is due to finish his 10-year term on July 31st, 2021, and the next head of Trinity will take over the following day.
However, the number of senior female academics who have entered the race raises the possibility that Trinity could have its first female provost in its 428-year history.
Applications for the position of provost closed at midday on Friday, and initial interviews will take place during December and January.
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From Scientific American:
This could not be further from the truth.
While official legal and religious opinions condemned the practice, often citing the health of women, a wealth of medical treatises produced by and for wealthy Christian women across the Middle Ages betray a radically different history—one in which women had a host of pharmaceutical contraceptives, various practices for inducing miscarriages, and surgical procedures for the termination of pregnancies. When it came to saving a woman’s life, Christian physicians unhesitatingly recommended these procedures.
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