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Re: Women's UFO Symposium Takes On 'Old Boys Club'

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 17:57:36 -0000
Archived: Wed, 30 Nov 2011 14:18:10 -0500
Subject: Re: Women's UFO Symposium Takes On 'Old Boys Club'


>Source: The HuffingtonPost.Com

>http://tinyurl.com/77yxp8x

>11/28/11

<snip>

>"Women are not on the forefront of many UFO conferences. It's
>kind of an old boys club," said symposium organizer Paola
>Harris.

>"There are so many wonderful researchers out there that have
>literally dedicated their lives to a cause, and they deserve to
>balance the energy," she told The Huffington Post.

Hello List,

This a phenomenon which has been studied quite a bit in the
field of education, less so (and much less rigorously - for
various reasons) in other social spheres.

There's several known outcomes:-

i) in a "mixed" arena - ie. boys and girls in a classroom - the
boys typically will clamor for attention and engage in
aggressive `battles', while the girls will indulge that
behaviour by sitting on the sidelines;

ii) therefore, while mixed schools are good for 'civilizing'
boys, mixed classes are bad for girls achievement;

iii) single-sex schooling is therefore 'good' for girls
achievement and fairly neutral for girls socially, but 'bad' for
boys socially - it can tend to produce un-social, to over-
aggressive, to unbalanced, to obsessive personalities.

I wouldn't want to cast aspersions re the present, and
definitely not to forecast the future, but, looking at the
increasing achievements of women in the sciences (already equal
in medicine in UK and still rising) wherever they have near-
equal education [also see:

www.perceptions.couk.com/greatest.html],

one could reasonably expect women of the future to tell the
squabbling boys to "shut up" while they - the women -
concentrate on serious matters.

I.e. maybe like  Alfred Russel Wallace wrote: "The position of
woman in the not too distant future will be far higher and more
important than any which has been claimed for or by her in the
past. While she will be conceded full political and social
rights on an equality with man, she will be placed in a position
of responsibility and power which will render her his superior".


Cheers

Ray D




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