Boy Geniuses

Albert Einstein wax figure. Chung Sung-Jun / Getty Images

Episode sources:

"Belief that some fields required 'brilliance' may keep women out." Science.

"Do Fictional Geniuses Hold Back Real Women?" NPR.

"Feminist Aesthetics: Creativity and Genius." Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy.

"'Genius' metaphors colors perception of scientific discovery." Cornell Chronicle.

The Invention of Art: A Cultural History.Larry Shiner. University of Chicago Press. 2003.

"The MacArthur Foundation Has a Long History of Recognizing Queer Geniuses." Queerty.

"These Three Incredible Black Women Just Won MacArthur Genius Grants." For Harriet.

"Where Are All the Female Geniuses?" Scientific American.

"Why Have There Been No Great Women Artists?" Art News.

Academic insights:

"Expectations of brilliance underlie gender distributions across academic disciplines." Sarah-Jane Leslie et al. Science. January 2015.

Recommended listening:

"The Lady Vanishes." Revisionist History hosted by Malcolm Gladwell.