Women in Science

Katherine Johnson betula at worldnet.att.net
Thu Feb 20 09:17:36 EST 1997

Let me ring-in with a "100% for!"  I echo Cindy Hale's assertions,
especially that no apologies need be made for a legitimate (and much
needed) topic merely because it upsets the status quo.  I am, of course,
assuming that such "upset" is the reason for your colleagues' negative
response, because I can think of no legitimate objection to your subject
selection.  Along this line, I would be interested to know *why* objections
were raised (if any of them advanced beyond an emotional response) and if
you have gotten any negative responses from women.

Also, let's nip this in the bud:  men talking about men and women talking
about women would *NOT* be OK.  We women have proven we can learn about the
men, and I'm sure the men are intelligent enough to grasp women's
contributions to the field.  

Stick-to-it!  (Yes, sometimes easier said than done, but please accept all
the encouragement I can muster.)  

Press on, all.
~Katherine Johnson

Cynthia M. Galloway <c-galloway at TAMUK.EDU> wrote in article
<9702191629.AA01503 at sunlib.tamuk.edu>...
>...I asked some of my male advisees what they thought about the idea and
it was 100% against!  They said maybe if the women talked about women and
the men talked about men it would be okay but, they still didn't like the

More information about the Womenbio mailing list