Re: A Preponderance of Females

Subject: Re: A Preponderance of Females
From: Joan Smith <jsmith -at- ENCORE -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 10 Apr 1996 10:54:47 -0400


I appreciate your positive comments regarding women in
our profession. One of the things I notices while in
college was the number of women vs. men in my communication
courses. Definitely a larger number! I wonder if this
has anything to do with the old idea of women=reading skills
and men=math skills (not what I necessarily believe, but
what seemed to be taught to us from the early days of

Anyway, thanks for not commenting on the 'candy' comment.
I don't have the time or money to entice our developers
with candy to return reviews! Can't say I've had much
of a problem getting them returned anyway :-)

jsmith -at- encore -dot- com

<--Standard Disclaimer Here-->

> Chris Hulin asked a couple of days ago whether the profession was
> attracting more women than men. Yes, Chris. It is true. Women happen
> to make darn good writers and editors. If we men wish to stay in the
> field, we had best look to our credentials and keep up with the women
> who network like crazy, grasp new ideas, and learn new software that
> keeps them marketable. Not to mention, produce a quality product.

> At the Region 3 Student Conference on March 30, women outnumbered men
> by a large margin. Within STC, some of the best managers and officers
> we have ever had are women. Technical communication, I think, is one
> field in which women have excelled--over the past 20 years especially.

> So, come on, men. One more time it's true. We have to lead, follow,
> or get out of the way.

> Dan Wise
> dewise -at- ix -dot- netcom -dot- com
> 38 years in the field

> My opinions are my own

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