[EDEQUITY Discussion]Opening Statement for Career Education

From: Joan O. Dawson (joan.odawson@nyu.edu)
Date: Thu Aug 31 2000 - 11:13:44 EDT

Amber, I agree with much of what you say, except the technology piece.
Girls have been systematically programmed not to like technology, as they
were science and math some years ago. These are high paying career paths
and girls, especially minority girls are already at the bottom when it
comes to high paying positions in these fields. We need to let them know
that it is acceptible to be a "technology genius" Actually, it's fun that
girls are missing out on the enjoyment and the money.

"Joan O. Dawson" <joan.odawson@nyu.edu>

In reply to Amber V. DeWine:
> Just as grils need to "see their place" at the table in nontraditional
>occupations, boys need to >see their place in the family.
> And I ask, why? As a devil's advocate here, it appears to me as if the
>majority of the radical feminist leaders want to make boys into girls and
>girls into boys. My question is, why? Do you have any ideas as to why
>they want to do this and what benefit they think would derive from

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