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Dr. Elaine Heffner: The gender divide

The change in women’s lives that has taken place in the last two generations, and in the opportunities available to them, might lead to the conclusion that a gender bias no longer exists as part of our culture. Admission to law schools and medical schools has shifted toward women so dramatically that in many schools the number of women now exceeds the number of men. The number of women in the U.S. Senate has risen significantly, and the fact that women occupy many other political offices is now taken for granted.

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