On Mar 27, 1996 12:18:56 in article <Women, Men, Science, and
Communication>, 'Eric Fairfield <fairfiel at trail.com>' wrote:
>My daughter, seventh grade and 11 years old, is very good at science.
>number of talented
>kids, she is actually very good at many things.
>>When I try to teach her about science, I have to ask whether there are
>differences between men
>and women in their approach to science. I know that there have been
>but if I undo the socialization what differences are left.
>>I have tried to analyze the many men and women that I have had as mentors,
>workers. I find, to my surprise, that while there are some differences
>men and women the
>majority of the variation seems to be between individuals (different
>different things) and in the mentors that these individuals have had.
>>I used to assume that men and women were very different but my experience
>differences between sexes are smaller than I expected while the
>are larger than I expected.
To a certain extent I do agree with this statement. But in my field of
anthropology, I remeber being at a faculty meeting and having all the males
in the room dominate the conversation and all the females remain timid and
I would think anthropologists would be more aware than just the run of the
mill individual. Certain behaviors are just never shrugged off.