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re: Where are they?
It's been two months now that I am learning about paleontology as a
full-time job. I have been contacting a lot of people and I have been
understanding a lot of fascinating issues with all of them. At this point I
can honnestly say I believe I have a good picture of the paleo-community.
And one thing is striking to me: where are the women? I talked to some of
them. I am sure I don't have to give names because you know them and
their work pretty much I am sure, they are so few! So far, I have only
met two women that are actually working in the field. One of them is in
Argentina, the other in Madagascar. The other women I talked to were
mainly working in laboratories or as assistant.
No anger in this letter. I only would like to understand. Somebody told
me this situation is due to the way paleontology started. He told me that
paleontology began as a branch of geology and that geology was mainly
serving the purposes of the oil companies. And we all know that the oil
industry is a man's world. I thought it was a good point. Do you have any