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You piss me off!

35002_4206 at uwovax.uwo.ca 35002_4206 at uwovax.uwo.ca
Thu Aug 5 12:39:52 EST 1993

In article <23e7t9$127 at news.bu.edu>, pfoster at bu.edu (Patricia Foster) writes:
> In response to the last poster, I want to point out that
> Una was complaining that women do not post to the
> *other* bionet groups, which is quite true.  Thus women
> scientist are making very little contribution to the 
> intellectual and scientific success of the Internet.
>   I also agree with her that much of the posting in this
> group, like the recent discussion of how to deal with
> unwanted advances at meetings, is depressing.  Surely
> most people learn how to handle such situations before
> they get to graduate school.
>   Which brings up the question of why this group exists.
> I would have thought its function should be to discuss
> issues like the one Una is raising -- why don't women
> scientist participate more, not just on the net, but
> also at meetings, in letters, and other public forums.
> Una is right, most women scientists are wimps.  The
> question is why, and what to do about it.

I think the key is to not let this group of yours turn into a cult of

Rob Coutant

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