tzenteno at apollo.tc.uaslp.mx
Sat Apr 4 13:38:09 EST 1998
I have been following your ideas on "why are there not many more
women in academia?" -pretty interesting. I find it much more interesting
that coming from a so-called third world country (Mexico) I have never felt
discriminated against, totally the opposite -I have only found
encouragement. In fact, I did some grad schooling both in Canada and the
US, and I felt much more antagonism due to my ethnic origin than my gender.
I recently came back to Mexico, after completing my grad studies abroad,
and am almost surprised at the mumber of women working at Universities;
women with only undergrad degrees, with grad degrees, working at all levels
(the School of Medicine here is headed by one of the most brilliant,
action-taker, and supportive women I have ever met). If you push me, I
would have to honestly say that at times I have felt more antagonism from
senior WOMEN scientists, than from men or the "system" in general. So, I
have to agree with Kelly, the main issue here may not be our being
discriminated against, but our own choices, wants and needs as individuals.
Tania Zenteno-Savin, Ph.D.
Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi
Facultad de Medicina
Departamento de Fisiologia
Av. V. Carranza 2405
Apdo. Postal 1521-B
San Luis Potosi, S.L.P.
C.P. 78210 - Mexico
tel (48) 13-04-99 ext 54
tel & fax (48) 26-23-55
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