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SUNY Delhi female welders wield gender equity's torch

from The Daily Star

While the young women in the State University of New York Delhi’s Welding Technology program learn to fuse chunks of metal, they’re simultaneously helping sever preconceived gender notions surrounding the industry, several female welding students said recently. Kaitlin Haynes, of Bloomville, is a freshman welding major at the school who is quickly falling in love with the craft. But it hasn’t been without pitfalls of prejudice. "I did have someone outside of the college make a comment," Haynes said. "I told him I was going to be majoring in welding and he said ‘Girls can’t weld.’ I looked at him and said, ‘Actually, it’s not just a man’s job.'" more

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