Thursday, June 27, 2019

“Female Engineering Students are not equal to me”, a Male Engineering Student Writes a Letter

Jared Mauldin, a senior in mechanical engineering at Eastern Washington University doesn’t think female students are his equals and he sent a letter to the editor of his school paper saying so.

This may sound like the horrible beginning of a misogynist rant, but that couldn’t be away from the truth. Jared Mauldin, a senior student in Mechanical Engineering at Eastern Washington University writes down and sends a letter to the editor of his school newspaper. And what he writes was mind-blowing.

Jared thinks that female students aren’t his equals and he quickly switches gears in his letter while he explains why he believes so.

I did not, for example, grow up in a world that discouraged me from focusing on hard science,” he wrote. “I was not bombarded with images and slogans telling me that my true worth was in how I look.”

Mauldin goes on to highlight other issues women face in STEM fields and his letter has already been shared by thousands of people across social media.

You can read the full letter below.

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