Women in Science What, if anything, is wrong with James Watson’s representation of Rosalind Franklin’s work on the discovery of the structure of DNA? How much does Watson’s account of Franklin reflect the values of the 1950s? Does such a negative portrayal of women in science affect the number of women entering science as a profession? Does that matter? Has the controversy done too much too obscure Franklin's scientific achievements? How should we represent Franklin in the history of science? Sources: Watson, Double Helix, Anne Sayre, Rosalind Franklin and DNA (New York: Norton & Co., 1975). Bowler and Morus ch. 21 “science and gender.” Creager and Morgan, "After the Double Helix."