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- From: David Owens <dtowens(--nospam--at)cogent.net>
- Date: Sat, 3 Feb 1996 11:15:35 -0800
At 10:17 PM 2/2/96 -0800, Maura Gatensby wrote: >>>The problem can be summed up by Ms. Gatensby's words: percentage of ________ >>>versus their percentage of the population? Well, what percent of the >>>population are structural engineers? >> >>You want to be careful about this logic. Murderers comprise very small >>percentage of the population, but we single _them_ for special treatment, >>simply because the law applies to everyone equally, regardless of how few >>offenders there are. > >I wasn't trying to make a point about what percentage of the population >are engineers. It was pointed out that 6% of US engineers are women, whereas >slightly more than 50% of the population are women. In Canada, we have no >AA, or MBE or WBE or anything similar, and less than 2% of engineers are women. >I feel that at 6% women are still underepresented and face barriers in >the profession, and there is a big difference between 2% and 6%. > >Maura Gatensby Why can't you accept the fact that most women do not wish to be engineers? What percent of airline "flight attendants" are men? So what? Discrimination by percent is dangerous. > > >... ******* ******* ******* ******* >* This email was sent to you via Structural Engineers Association of California >* (SEAOC) email server. To subscribe (no fee) to the list, send email to >* seaoc-request(--nospam--at)seaoc.org and in the body of the message type subscribe. >* To Unsubscribe, send email to seaoc-request(--nospam--at)seaoc.org and in the body of the >* message type Unsubscribe. You can type anything you like in the subject field. >* For questions, send email to seaoc-ad(--nospam--at)seaoc.org. >* Make sure you visit our web site at: >* http://www.seaoc.org/seaoc ****** ***** ******* ******* > > ...
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