Chien-Shiung Wu Quote
… it is shameful that there are so few women in science... In China there are many, many women in physics. There is a misconception in America that women scientists are all dowdy spinsters. This is the fault of men. In Chinese society, a woman is valued for what she is, and men encourage her to accomplishments yet she remains eternally feminine.
As quoted in "Queen of Physics", Newsweek (20 May 1963) no. 61, 20.