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JOHNSON KRISTINE KAY johnsonk at spot.Colorado.EDU
Wed Oct 26 17:48:27 EST 1994

Esiobu at bota.ucl.ac.be (Diuto Esiobu) writes:

>Hello ,
>This is my first contact with this newsgroup .

>I am curious to know why and who thought of a women-in-biology newsgroup
>without a parallel one for the men .Well ,I 'm not complaining; if anything
>very glad someone did and do have a lot on my mind to discuss, hoping to
>learn from older women in biology how they coped with
>child-bearing,maternity leaves,toddlers and pending research projects whose
>sponsors require a report within XY date.Or even coping with the incredible
>speed of technological advancement.

I think the reason is simply that if men want a group, they can
start one themselves; this group did not come from the heavens.
A group of women decided they wanted a group like this, probably
to discuss the very issues that you raised in your post, which
men don't seem to have to worry about.  Also, there is still a lot
of sexism in science, and sometimes, it can be nice to chat with
just women.

KK Johnson

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