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This is a non techinincal, non science article that just points out how pervasive our culture is in keeping the "girls don't like science and math" ideas alive. here
Heh, I like the "just look it up in the back of the book part." Useful study habits for sciencin'!
least you get teh answers right! those dumb girls try to work it out and all, and get it wrong!
I would never do this to a child, but i would love to see what would happen if you took 10ish newborns, had a robot interact with them, and let 5 gender male, 5 gender female grow up together without outside influence.
THEN we'll see who is "so much more emotive" "Better at language skills and the other is clearly better at logic, math and science". "More aggressive", etc. Just to see.
"It's not social construction!!!!" "It's the way we are made. Genetics!!!" SO THERE!!!!!
I want to give my kid a real chemistry set, like they had in the 40' and 50s before the era of "safe" toys. Let them blow up whatever they can. boys and girls!!! :-)
I had two "toys" i loved. my barbies (don't know why so don't ask) and my dissection kit. I got that at like 8, and it was very dull, but it had pins and hooks along with the "scalpel" -- i cut up dead frogs, insects, stuffed animals. ;-)
Chemistry set? Bah! If my (hypothetical) child can't inject a sample into a GC-MS by the time they're 8, they have failed me.
..............My barbies were most definitely part of my dissection kit. Actually, I think my barbie dolls are what fueled my pyromaniac tendencies when I was little.
In response to your title, pink is such a manly colour. I'd find a better link but, well, it will do for now. I particularly like FDR in a dress.