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giner ginerNOgiSPAM at myremarq.com.invalid
Tue Mar 28 17:34:07 EST 2000

In article <200003271540.JAA06038 at mail.tamu.edu>, "Julia Frugoli"
<jfrugoli at bio.tamu.edu> wrote:
>I think industry is going to pull all the women who can't stand
>hierarchical games out of academia, which may be good for these
>personally, but not good for women as a group.  The games may
not be gone in
>industry, but with a bottom line they can't dominate the way
they do in
>academics, and putting up with them becomes more lucrative. 
Until academia
>feels some kind of pain by ignoring the contributions of major
sections of
>the population (women, blacks, hispanics, etc) I'm afraid the
games will
>continue and those who perpetuate them will remain in academia.
>A bit cynical for a Monday morning :)

Cynical, maybe, but pragmatic, too. I agree wholeheartedly, and I
don't see academia responding anytime soon. They've gotten along
fine without women and minorities so far, and as long as there's
big supply of qualified applicants they won't need to change. And
I personally feel guilty for bailing out to industry - I always
bemoaned the lack of female professors in my departments.

The comparison to the computer industry was very interesting - I
didn't know it was such a high-pressure situation, although I had
heard that older workers were pretty much out of the running.
Sounds like a rather scary field.


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