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_hm
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Re: great story
_hm   2/23/2014 4:55:36 PM
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@Max: I agree.

But in real life women improvize in difficult circumstances and contribute so many subtle things to world and they even get credit lesser as compare to (all) engineers. We need to post more blog for this.

 

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Re: great story
Max The Magnificent   2/23/2014 1:11:10 PM
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@_hm: I get all macho image for engineer from this. Is may be coincidence. I would have preferred more with tom boy(!) girl who eventually becomes an engineer.

But the author of the blog is telling a true-life story -- he just told it the way it happened -- I'm guessing that he simply never thought of changing the lead character to a female just to make it read better -- if you look at the rest of the piece -- there is no indication whatsoever as to whether engineers and engineering leans more toward male than female.

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Re: great story
_hm   2/22/2014 5:23:12 PM
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@Max:

"There was a boy on our block, about two years older than the rest of us, who was a tough kid. His hair was combed back in a DA, he never smiled, and he kept to himself. The word "greaser" didn't exist back then. When he saw us standing around, he ambled over to check out our wagon wake. Then he left and went to his house down the block.

A few minutes later he returned with one of his mom's bobby pins. Without saying a word, he flipped the wagon over, put the wheel back on the axle, and stuck the bobby pin in to serve as a makeshift cotter pin to hold the wheel in place."

- I get all macho image for engineer from this. Is may be coincidence. I would have preferred more with tom boy(!) girl who eventually becomes an engineer.

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Re: great story
Max The Magnificent   2/22/2014 2:15:44 PM
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@_hm: Also what about women engineers?

Maybe I'm missing something, but as far as I can see, nothing in this column indicates that engineers are one sex or the other.

_hm
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Re: great story
_hm   2/22/2014 12:55:41 PM
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I too say same - great story!

1. Why do you mention "Greaser". You could have used "Debonair and Maverick".

2. Also what about women engineers?

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Fixed your wagon.
Wnderer   2/21/2014 7:10:13 PM
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So some big tough kid really fixed your wagon.

 

http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=fix+your+wagon

Caleb Kraft
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great story
Caleb Kraft   2/21/2014 4:59:15 PM
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What a wonderful story! I have to say that this is very much the kind of thing that can shape someone for life. it can turn someone from a "replacer" to a "fixer" in an instant!

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