we cannot be equal

So much yes to this!

For one senior majoring in mechanical engineering at Eastern Washington University, he noticed that his female peers were treated differently from him, especially those that happen to be STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) majors.
Distraught and disgusted by the inequality, 34-year-old Jared Mauldin wrote a letter to his school’s student newspaper, The Easterner, addressing all the “woman in [his] engineering classes.”
Jared is autistic and he suffers from Lupus and avascular necrosis in both his hips. As a result, he has had to work much harder than his peers to achieve the same results. However, despite having these conditions, he believes that his fully-healthy female peers have had to endure more pain and work harder.
Mauldin tells The Huffington Post, “Nothing I said was new, it has all been said a thousand times before. The difference is that I am a man. Maybe by standing up and breaking the silence from the male side, I can help some more men begin to see the issues, and begin to listen to the women who have been speaking about this all along.”

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