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Rosemary Volpe <[log in to unmask]>
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SciArt-L Discussion List-for Natural Science Illustration- <[log in to unmask]>
Tue, 3 Nov 1998 09:25:06 -0500
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>That's really depressing- but I believe it's true. Warning bells go off
>in my head every time I see that I'm in graphic arts classes with
>mostly, if not all women. Do the men command more $$ because there's so
>(relatively) few of them? I'd say that women have a tendency to "give"
>their work away, except that I just took a botany drawing course from a
>retired Marine biologist who illustrates other scientists' work for
>free, because he likes doing it. I had to bite my tongue at that remark!
Ditto Margaret. Men get more money because they won't settle for less
(unlike women), not because there are fewer of them. Look at who are the
the highest paid and best known illustrators, scientific art or not. It's a
self-image thing.

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