Careers in Microbiology\

Shaft qmorrisREMOVE at indiana.edu
Thu Oct 15 16:03:44 EST 1998


That's very objective of you. But I think we can safely assume that the
internet and the majority of biology departments and divisions is heavily
gender-biased towards the male side.

I'm not saying that's a bad thing or a good thing. But it's an educated
guess rather than an un-helpful "i have no idea".

shaft



A.Ferszt wrote:

> Patrick J. Maher wrote:
> >
> > > I did not realize that "a.ferszt" denoted the
> > > > feminine gender.
> > >
> > > No reason why you should...but you did have a 50% chance of getting it
> > > right.
> > >
> > > AF
> >
> > Not necessarily, is the male : female ratio of the science community
> > really 1 to 1?
> > Or to be more correct, is the M:F ratio of posting members of this
> > newsgroup 1 to 1?
> >
> > Patrick
>
> That isn't exactly the point...given an unfamiliar name or initials
> only, there is a 50% chance of getting the owner's gender correct.
> No idea what the gender ratios are for the various sciences or this
> newsgroup.






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