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"A woman engineer is like a pearl in the shell. Treat her carefully, and she will blossom." -- from a reader survey on "what would you tell employers about women engineers?" in a copy of _Woman Engineer_ magazine that was lying around the CS department (no, I'm not making up that magazine title, either).

I guess by the same token, a male engineer is like a quartz crystal, or possibly like a cactus plant?

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Date: 2009-09-23 11:37 pm (UTC)
etb: (dynamitage)
From: [personal profile] etb
Male engineers are like jimsonweed.

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Date: 2009-09-23 11:45 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] sethg-prime.livejournal.com
Given that pearls grow from a grain of irritation within the shell, I'm wondering how far the author really intended to take this metaphor.

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Date: 2009-09-24 01:42 am (UTC)
talia_et_alia: Photo of my short blue hair. (Default)
From: [personal profile] talia_et_alia
Mixed metaphors are the best kind.

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Date: 2009-09-24 07:41 am (UTC)
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From: [identity profile] badasstronaut.livejournal.com
Blimey. Pearls don't even blossom, so that makes no sense. etb - does jimsonweed blossom?

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Date: 2009-09-24 03:09 pm (UTC)
etb: (dynamitage)
From: [personal profile] etb
I don't remember my parents' instance having flowers (before they dug it up, not wanting it to kill any of the neighbors' kids), but apparently it does.


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