Tuesday, July 08, 2008


From Salon's Broadsheet:

"[R]ather than scolding women for failing to flock to higher-paying careers, perhaps we should be wondering why the fields college-educated women dominate are so devalued in the first place."

Take out "college-educated," and you have the problem in a nutshell. This does not mean that women should not have the opportunity to branch out from more female-dominated fields into the hard sciences, but allowing each person the opportunity to study and work in the field to which they are most drawn should not be a discussion marred by casual dismissal of those other fields.

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