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Jared Mauldin, a senior in mechanical engineering at Eastern Washington University, has gone viral for a very thoughtful open letter he wrote for his school's newspaper, The Easterner. In the letter, he addresses the disparity in the numbers of men and women who study science, and the culture that discourages young girls from even trying. His letter is very well-written and earnest, and addresses a real problem. Its message has resonated not only because of this, but because it proves two points that don't always seem so obvious: 1) that some men understand and regret their privilege, and 2) that engineers have emotions.

Sources: The Easterner