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I meant this in all earnestness. Sadly, an editing error of mine truncated two sentences together. I do not claim that women profs attempt indoctrination of students more than men, merely that the one professor to whom I was responding had a line in her post which clearly, if subtly, suggests that she, at least, feels that broadening her students' view of the world, etc. (presumably in the way she thinks correct) is part of her professorial responsiblities. This mindset, where it exists, is no more common to women than to men. As to 'affirmative' action, I mean what I say and stand by it, noting further that it is only 'affirmative' if you fall into a protected people category. I also challenge the supporters thereof to demonstrate that allowing people preference based on decidedly non-academic factors will not, at least in some instances, lead to less competent individuals being the ones who get the training and the consequent employment. Thomas Roche Anc. History Dept of Classics SUNY Buffalo