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The Case of the Acrobatic Airplane

I told my story in Federal Court in Boston sufficiently well that counsel for the manufacturer asked me to work for that company in any further cases. I found it a bit amusing that the request was made in the men’s lavatory. Sometime later I told the story to a woman lawyer who took umbrage. Her remark was, “There are entirely too many deals going down in men’s rooms.” She had a point, but redress may be difficult. Female professionals have fairly well eliminated the men-only clubs and restaurants where business was once discussed in their absence. Men-only lavatories represent a bit trickier problem.

So writes Ken Russell, MIT professor emeritus of Metallurgy and Nuclear Engineering, in “The Case of the Acrobatic Airplane

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