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Feminisation: thinking beyond gender stereotypes
  1. Sarah Page-Jones
  1. SPJ Consulting, 134 Beechcroft Road, Swindon SN2 7RD
  1. e-mail: sarah{at}

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I WAS interested to read Claire Allen's article ‘Feminisation: threat or opportunity?’ (VR, April 16, 2016, vol 178, pp 391-393) and welcome the focus on this topic. I would like to continue the conversation and add some thoughts.

The article raises many important issues that affect feminising industries and, although many of us might conform to or recognise gender stereotypes, I would like to sound a note of caution related to the acceptance of binary categorisation, particularly in relation to the vets of the future. For example, men do not exclusively have masculine …

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