Male Engineering Student Pens Brilliant Letter Explaining Why Female Classmates Aren't His Equals

Jared Mauldin is a senior in mechanical engineering at Eastern Washington University. He doesn't believe the female students in his class are his equals, and he sent a letter to the editor of his school paper explaining his position.

I know, I know. This sounds like the beginning of some kind of a terrible misogynistic rant, but it's actually not! In fact, nothing could be further from the truth once you start to read the ways in which Mauldin believes his female classmates are not his equals.

"I did not, for example, grow up in a world that discouraged me from focusing on hard science," he writes. "I was not bombarded with images and slogans telling me that my true worth was in how I look." He goes on to highlight several other issues that women in the STEM fields face, and his beautifully-worded letter has already been shared thousands of times online.

Read the full letter below:

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