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Old 11 August 2017, 09:27 PM
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Maybe it's different in the US and maybe it's different now but I can certainly say that in a major Canadian university in the early 80s the engineering department was loudly and proudly and disgustingly sexist. The engineers had their own room to hang out in and the walls were plastered with centrefolds. That was probably the mildest thing they did. Anyway it doesn't surprise me one bit that an engineer would claim that women shouldn't be in engineering. But given how statistically few women actually are it seems odd that they'd lose any sleep over it, or go to the trouble of writing a paper "proving" they don't belong there. I wonder if his follow up paper is going to be "women only go into engineering to get their MRS".
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