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Gert Jan Gast gjgast at nioz.nl
Mon Feb 24 11:35:59 EST 1997

Linnea Ista wrote:
> On Fri, 21 Feb 1997, Mr. W.Y. Chan wrote:
> > Cynthia M. Galloway (c-galloway at TAMUK.EDU) wrote:
> > : I am scheduled to teach an undergraduate seminar course next fall and I get
> > : to pick the topic.  The students would all be Biology seniors and the class
> > : Any comments???
> >
> > : Cyndy
> >

> > I do not think it is particularly fair to both men and women if one gender
> > is targeted for attention, perhaps you can teach on the first week
> > "Men is Science" and the next week "women in Science", that way all your
> > student can see both sides of the wall.
> >
> The point of teaching about women in science is so that students can see
> both sides of the wall. Traditional teaching of science *is* "Men in
> Science" and ignores the contributions of women and the organized
> opposition during the European Middle Ages and Renaissance to us
> participating at all. 
> Linnea

Yes, true, but I do think Wah has a point this time (for a change :-) ).

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