A gripe about training

As a (female) manufacturing and CAD / CAM / CAE editor, I occasionally get pitched on stories about “the training of women to do traditional male jobs.” The pitch actually offends me as it probably does the many other women who were doing these jobs 20 years ago, and more. I spent a long time in extremely macho blue-collar manufacturing environments and had to prove myself in really tough old-boy networks. To me, those days are long past, old story. Nowadays, I think women are as capable as men, and should be trained right alongside of them.

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