NE Jnl of Med article

michael kahn kahn at wsu.edu
Mon Feb 14 14:42:45 EST 2000


The text of the De Angelis commentary is at
http://www.nejm.org/content/2000/0342/0006/0426.asp

An abstract of the Nonnemaker paper is at
http://www.nejm.org/content/2000/0342/0006/0399.asp

> >Comments about equality vs. equity, or about the study??
> 
> I don't want to believe that equality will NEVER be possible, but I
> understand the need to work for equity first.  In fact, I think equality
> flow naturally out of equity.  Maybe I'm getting old and cynical, but I for
> one am sick and tired of people pointing to labs with 30-50% female postdocs
> and a few jr professor hires and saying that this means women now have equal
> opportunity.  Part I'm frustrated because its taken too long to get just
> this far, in my opinion, and partly I'm frustrated because many people seem
> content to stop at opportunity itself-whether its equal or not.  Dr. De
> Angelis's comment, without even reading the study, strikes me as spoken from
> the trenches, and perhaps a realistic assessment of what we can do in our
> lifetimes would heal some of the burnout and frustration.
> 
> Or is it better to strive for the highest goal despite the burnout?
> 
> Julia Frugoli
> Department of Plant Pathology & Microbiology
> Texas A&M University
> Norman E.Borlaug Center for Southern Crop Improvement 
> 2123 TAMUS
> College Station, TX 77843
> phone 409-862-3495
> FAX 409-862-4790






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