ABOUT THIS EPISODE
To honor Pride Month, the hosts take a look at queer women in the history of science. In telling the story of physicians Elizabeth Cushier and Emily Blackwell, the hosts explore how queer women were able to build marriages and families together before romantic friendship between women became taboo. Historian of archaeology Kathleen Sheppard joins in to talk about the queer relationship between archaeologists Maggie Benson and Nettie Gourlay and how their relationship was integral to both their personal and professional lives. For show notes and transcripts, visit ladyscience.com/podcast/episode-20-romantic-friendship-and-queer-marriage-in-science.