re: Re: Behavior and Attitude in Equity

Wed, 15 May 1996 13:25:54 -0400

> I think our work in equity is necessarily concerned with behavior because it
> is quantifiable, what we can see, hear and measure. The people who designed
> the brochure have revealed an attitude with their behavior, and attitudes can
> be changed.


I don't know that we can always jump from the product produces, back
to knowing what an attitude is.

For example: I am getting ready to teach Intro to Philosophy in the
Fall. As I have started reviewing textbooks, I have foud a few that
hit the definition of female tokenism (one female contibutor, the
very last one in the book) and most that show no evidence that women
have ever existed on the planet, let alone had a rational thought.
As the instuctor for this class, I am going to be trying my darnest
to include women and women's thought...but I'm pretty sure from the
resources I've found so far that the product won't match my attitude.

PS- if anyone knows of any better Intro to Philosophy texts, I would
be greatly obliged....
Shawn MacDonald, Director of the Women's Center, Equity Coordinator
Northland Community and Technical College, Thief River Falls, MN

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