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Re: Women In Ufology

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>
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>Subject: UFO UpDate: Women In Ufology

>Source: Women In Ufology

>http://www.womeninufology.com/

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>"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)




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