brain sizes: Einstein's and women's
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Mon Jul 15 17:23:25 EST 2002
"Tom Breton" <tehom at REMOVEpanNOSPAMix.com> wrote in message
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> Bob LeChevalier <lojbab at lojban.org> writes:
> [I'd like to trim the newsgroups line but I'm not sure where you're
> reading this, I'm reading it in bionet.neuroscience]
> > despite
> > the fact that because of sexism, women have had few opportunities to
> > the sciences.
> I don't buy it. I've seen too much phony Feminist history already.
> We're told women couldn't own property, false, we're told women
> couldn't vote in the USA before 1920 (try 1869), we're told a lot of
> untrue things.
> It's clear to me the real sexist zeitgeist is pushing in the opposite
> direction. That impression is underlined when I see Grace Hopper's
> and Marie Curie's workaday contributions exaggerated to the point of
> being called world-class achievements. It is confirmed by the quality
> of OhSojourner's list. Clearly many people want very badly to see
> women as more accomplished than they actually are.
I don't think you realize how important the invention of the compiler was.
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