Jared Mauldin, a senior in mechanical engineering at Eastern Washington University doesn’t think female students are his equals and he sent a letter to the editor of his school paper saying so. I know this sounds like the horrible beginning of a misogynist rant, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Mauldin quickly switches gears in his letter when he explains why his female classmates aren’t his equals.

“I did not for example grow up in a world that discouraged me from focusing on hard science,” he wrote. “I was not bombarded with images and slogans telling me that my true worth was in how I look.”

Mauldin goes on to highlight other issues women face in STEM fields and his letter has already been shared by thousands of people across social media.

You can read the full letter below.

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(h/t A Mighty Girl)