“The very fact that the animal is so intelligent in human terms makes it difficult to withhold human response. This is particularly true with women researchers, and especially those who are childless. There comes an overwhelming need to protect. When this happens, look out, objectivity goes. Then scientific credibility goes.”
An unnamed California primatologist on Dian Fossey in a 1986 Life-article by Harold T. P. Hayes, quoted in: Brian E. Noble: Politics, Gender, and Worldly Primatology: The Goodall-Fossey Nexus. In: Shirley C. Strum / Linda Marie Fedigan (Ed.), Primate Encounters. Models of Science, Gender, and Society. Chicago 2000, pp.436-462.