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Why Girl Geeks Leave Academia
 Yep, that's a pretty good list of reasons why to bug out.

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wolfbrotherjoe From: wolfbrotherjoe Date: January 7th, 2011 03:02 pm (UTC) (Link)
My mom is in a heavily female-dominated area, and she's still going nuts in Academia. Part of it is gender issues, most of it is that Academia doesn't really seem to care much about either doing good research *or* about teaching the next generation of academia, but instead just about politics and making people feel good about themselves.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 9th, 2011 03:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Yes...

It's a lot like court politics. Feh.
haikujaguar From: haikujaguar Date: January 7th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC) (Link)
Pretty much why I left the university system.
ysabetwordsmith From: ysabetwordsmith Date: January 9th, 2011 03:56 am (UTC) (Link)

Yes...

I've heard similar sentiments from a number of people.
From: rhodielady_47 Date: January 7th, 2011 07:17 pm (UTC) (Link)
As someone who's knocked around more colleges than she cares to admit to, I greatly agree. If you've chosen your field wisely, a female will find greater freedom and better pay out in industry.
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