Science is sometimes defined as a way of seeing things. Women still
far too often constitute a "blind spot" in the vision of the scientific
in Women in Science - Token Women or Gender Equality (1991).
LANDMARKS OF WOMEN'S RIGHTS IN FINLAND:
1863 teaching seminary opened in Jyväskylä, also women students
1870 right to take the matriculation examination and to study
university (with special permission)
1882 right to obtain an academic degree
1895 right to dispute and to obtain doctorship with the degree
1901 full rights to academic study
1906 first appointment to docentship (with special dispensation)
1916 university positions opened for women
1926 positions in the public sector opened to women
1973 municipal daycare must be organized for children
1987 Act of Equality between Women and Men
1995 quota provision in the Act of Equality between
Women and Men
Core group of "Den gamla kvinnliga" in semester 1887-1888.
Standing, from left: Ina Rosqvist, Alfhild Heidemann, Karolina Eskelin,
sitting, from left: Tekla Hultin, Aino Perenius (Malmberg), Antoinette Ingman
and Naima Jacobson. Women weren't yet admitted to
students' associations, but formed a close student circle
of their own.