Posted By Christine Canelos Welsh
You are correct about our relative ages, but I'm curious to know what tipped you off.
You are also correct that ignorance and poor behavior know no gender. Neither do they seem to know any other boundary, whether it be cultural, economic, or philosophical.
If I have written about gender biases, I can't help it, having grown up under it. Though times have changed for the better, women are still having to break barriers in many arenas. I am pleased to see my neices and my daughter pursuing advanced degrees in many fields, including the sciences. I was encouraged to go to college to meet men.
As to MY age, I will only admit that the CTA bus I rode to school ran on electric overhead cables and there are Joni Mitchell albums and a fringed leather vest in the back of my closet. (Hey, that stuff is coming back in style!) :-]
Thank you for your kind words. If more people were so open-minded, the whole world would be a more peaceful place. I have been blessed to have many supportive people in my life, which more than balances the occasional trogolodyte I run across.