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Professor sparks outrage by saying women should be kept out of law, medicine and engineering careers

A university professor in Idaho is under fire after he said in late October that “independent women” are “medicated, meddlesome, and quarrelsome” and should be kept out of professions like engineering, comments that went viral last week.

Scott Yenor, a political science professor at Boise State University, said women should be encouraged to pursue “feminine goals” like “homemaking and having children” while speaking at the National Conservatism Conference in Orlando, Fla. on Oct. 31.

“Every effort must be made not to recruit women into engineering, but rather to recruit and demand more of men who become engineers. Ditto for med school, and the law, and every trade,” he said.

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