ajt at uk.ac.sari.rri
Wed Aug 19 09:49:38 EST 1992
In article <92718205919.MIN-LNPAa18017.bionet-news at uk.ac.daresbury> you write:
: feel the need to write the letter???!!!" I humbly submit that if
: women scientists feel the need for a group like bionette, then I can't
: take quite seriously statements from men that women are already equal.
Well, maybe you should take such statements a little more seriously
because some of the men who say women are equal in science (as I did)
actually believe it. I support and endorse femminist views, but female
chavinism is no better than its male counterpart.
If you are asserting that women scientists are at a disadvantage
because of male prejudice in science then I agree. However, that is
because some chauvinistic male scientists DO NOT regard their female
colleagues as equal.
Surely, it is better to destroy male chauvinism than create a female
equivalent? I don't see how the creation of a bionette group helps in
breaking down Victorian attitudes to women in science. As I said
previously women ARE equal by right and I believe it is quite wrong to
regard them in any other way.
Dr. A.J.Travis, | Tony Travis
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