calling a man a doctor: if a man is a doctor they usually don't call him mister; however, a woman doctor is usually called miss or missus. So, there is a general societal attitude also that we have to consider.

Virginia Valian: Sure, there are problems everywhere. But I don't want us to make the problem so big that we give up and say there 's nothing we can do. It is important for us to specify particular areas where we see we can make a difference and make a difference in those areas. Everyone needs to work, in his or her own way, on making gender equity a professional reality.

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