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Rapid response to:

Head To Head

Are there too many female medical graduates? No

BMJ 2008; 336 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.39505.566701.94 (Published 03 April 2008) Cite this as: BMJ 2008;336:749

Rapid Response:

Aren't we missing the point?

Why are we punishing women for being the people traditionally lumped with caring for the kids/ parents (even the inlaws)/ other family duties?

Aren't we missing the point?

Doesn't the change need to be joint responsibilities over these things by men and women. Then both sexes can compete in the workplace? Why do women need to keep proving that they are superwomen, why don't the boys just come to the party and do their share of the not so rewarding things so we can all play nicely together?

Competing interests: None declared

Competing interests: No competing interests

23 June 2008
Julie A Teague
General Surgical Trainee
Australia, 3011