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Username: GwenW2BA
Description: A resource of information for those trying to be anonymous as it relates to Tradition 11 (at the level of press) in the cyber Twelve Step community.
URL: http://willingtobeanonymous.blogspot.com/
Category: Recovery Blogs
Member Since: 2008-02-18

Average Rating: 3 / 5
Number of Ratings: 10
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2014-03-16 03:59:05
It sounds to me like the cnurert situation in most math departments is likely to select for women who don't mind or even prefer to be in the minority - the women who aren't happy to have so few women in the department would presumably be that much more likely to leave to do other things. And it seems from the comments people made at the panel that events like this can help to keep those women from leaving for reasons that have nothing to do with their abilities in math, and to attract other women who might otherwise be wary of entering such a male-dominated field. That seems to me to be a good enough reason to have events like this, to begin with.But more than that, to me, this event more than proved its usefulness with that first question that was asked, about how being pregnant might affect a woman's career. Can you imagine such a question being asked at a panel where all or most of the participants were men? Even if there was a woman brave enough to ask such a question, would a panel of men even know what to say? And yet it's clearly an important question that many women struggle with. (As I can tell even from the comments to this entry alone.) Isn't it good to have a place where women can discuss such issues and give advice to each other and discuss their experiences, without each woman having to feel like she has to reinvent the wheel alone, stuck as she is as the only woman in a faculty of men, at what has to already be a difficult time in her life?There are clearly questions about what it's like to be a woman in mathematics that men can't answer. Is it really so bad to provide a place where such questions can be discussed?

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