Letters: Mar. 28, 2005

The Math Myth

"Who says a woman can't be Einstein?" was invaluably informative about the scientific research and sociological theories concerning women in math and science [March 7]. As a woman university student, I am continually saddened by the negative attitudes that persist in academia about women's aptitude in those fields. As suggested in your article, the educational system--not biology--is to blame for any discrepancy between the achievements of men and those of women. Given the right training and encouragement at an early age, women can, without a doubt, equal men in math, science and engineering--just as they have in other...

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