Re: Feminism as a religion

Tim Rhodes (
Sat, 5 Sep 1998 14:13:15 -0700

From: "Tim Rhodes" <>
To: <>
Subject: Re: Feminism as a religion
Date: Sat, 5 Sep 1998 14:13:15 -0700

Steve wrote:

>Engineers, welders, etc will be on site in the heat and the dust while
>clerical jobs will be performed in air-conditioned offices. Clerical jobs
>don't pay as well, but they're very much easier to do and, they're less
>physically demanding. So, where do women tend to work - on site, or in
>air-conditioned offices?

I had to pass this whole passage on to friend of mine who is an engineer
with the FAA. Although _she_ does spend some time in planes doing testing
(she's working on the 777 certification right now), 90% of her work is done
in one of those "air-conditioned offices" (ACOs) you speak so highly of.
When she worked for Boeing a couple of years ago all her time, like the time
of most every other engineer, was spent in the ACO, away from all that "heat
and dust".

She and her husband had a child recently. He chose to quit his job in I.S.
(another ACO job, and a dime-a-dozen in this town) and stay home to raise
the child while she returned to her job after her maternity leave. (In the
U.S. it is now illegal not to allow either a mother _or father_ to return to
their same job ofter taking a brief maternity or paternity leave, BTW.)

Needless to say, she found you comments quite amusing. In fact, "laughable"
was the word she used, I think.


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