The uphill trail to gender equity (Capitol Weekly)

When I was a member of the electrical engineering faculty at the University of Michigan in the early 1990’s, I will never forget what the head of our department would invariably say to me whenever I stayed in the lab to work late.

“Why are you still here,” he wanted to know. “Don’t you have a family to go home to?”

The question upset me because I could not help but notice that he never asked the same of my male colleagues, who also had families at home.

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