From: Diana Cammack <cammack.nul> Date: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:12:11 +0200 Archived: Wed, 25 Apr 2012 09:06:32 -0400 Subject: Re: Women In Ufology >From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <post.nul> >To: - UFO UpDates Subscribers - >Sent: Wednesday, April 25, 2012 11:38 AM >Subject: UFO UpDate: Women In Ufology >Source: Women In Ufology >http://www.womeninufology.com/ ><snip> >"If one examines the research interests of these listed "women >in ufology", it is clear that many of them are particularly >interested in the topics of "abudctees" and "experiencers". >Is it reasonable to hypothesize that a disproportionately large >number of "women in ufology", compared to "men in ufology", have >a focused interest in abduction and experiencer phenomena? Is >there any actual empirical evidence to support this hypothesis? >Are there any modifying factors of such a relationship, e.g., >age, education level? >If a relationship between female gender of ufologists and a high >degree of interest in abduction/experiencer phenomena actually >exists, what does it mean? >Is it partly because women (in general) are more likely than men >to be abductees or experiencers?"] List, What is most striking to me is that only one has a degree in a hard science-related field, while several have backgrounds/training in psychology, and some are journalists/writers. Its not clear whether they do a lot of abduction research/writing because they are not trained to do highly technical (photographic, physics etc) or nuts-and-bolts research, or whether they don't have an interest in these so have trained in other 'softer' fields. In either case, there seems a relationship between research interest and educational backgrounds. Are there no women physicists, astronomers, engineers, etc interested in Ufology? Diana (alas, an historian/political scientist) Listen to 'Strange Days... Indeed' - The PodCast At: http://www.virtuallystrange.net/ufo/sdi/program/ These contents above are copyright of the author and UFO UpDates - Toronto. They may not be reproduced without the express permission of both parties and are intended for educational use only.
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