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Linnea Ista lkista at unm.edu
Wed Nov 25 09:40:51 EST 1998

Have you tried entering into a search engine or catalog +gender +inequity

Some of the things I have learned about overcoming gender discrimination
is that 
1. I am not the spokesperson for every scientist/biologist who happens to
be a woman or for everone woman who happens to hold a scientific position.
The attitude that I should be is called "tokenism".

2. That it is not my responsibility to be up to date on the latest studies
of people who are "studying" "people like me", as men frequently feel it
should be. I am sometimes hard-pressed to keep up with my own field - much
less the science I am interested in "just for fun". In other words, I do
not have time to do other people's library research for them.


On 24 Nov 1998, Karlos Santos-Coy wrote:

> I am a student at UC Riverside.  I am looking for information regarding
> gender inequity in biological fields.  I realize that more females
> receive B.S. degrees in biology, but do not go on to receive PhD. in the
> same field.  If you could please send me info on overcoming discrimation
> obstacles from women in the biological sciences I would appreciate it.

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