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Why This Male Engineering Student Says His Female Classmates Aren't His Equals

Why This Male Engineering Student Says His Female Classmates Aren't His Equals

Jared Mauldin, a senior at Eastern Washington University, noticed that men and women in the STEM field are not treated equally.

That's when the mechanical engineering student decided to do something to address the problem.

Maudlin wrote a letter to the editor of his school's student newspaper, The Easterner, addressed to "the women in [his] engineering classes."

He starts off the letter explaining why he and the women in his classes are "in fact unequal," but the reason why he believes so is surprising.

Find out why by reading the letter below:


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Mauldin also teaches tech classes to students from fourth to eighth grade, according to the Huffington Post

"Nothing I said was new, it has all been said a thousand times before. The difference is that I am a man," Mauldin told the Huffington Post.

"Maybe by standing up and breaking the silence from the male side, I can help some more men begin to see the issues, and begin to listen to the women who have been speaking about this all along."

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Photo Credit: Jared Mauldin Facebook