posted on Jul, 21 2014 @ 06:05 AM
a reply to: VegHead
It is a difficult problem to address is it not?
I think however, that realistically speaking there IS still a widely held belief amongst some hardcore misogynistic halfwits, that women cannot do
science. I am a fan of a particular channel on Youtube which features a young lady who works in one of the larger museums in the U.S.A., and she has
had all manner of terrible comments on her channel content, specifically aimed at her gender. From suggesting that her message might be better
received if she wore more appealing clothing, to suggestions that the lead presenter of the show should be a man to give the channel more legitimacy,
the comments received prove that there is still plenty of sexism out there.
So, with this in mind, it would be unfortunate if a child were to aim high, only to have their knees cut out from under them by an unforeseen
derision based on gender. It should not exist in this, allegedly enlightened age, but it does, and the real issue here, therefore, is how to combat
that, how to inform your child that these views exist, but are total and utter bunkum, and help them retain their fascination with the world and its
many facets, their determination to be a part of the teams of people who investigate its many facets, the better to affect positive outcomes for our
future as a species.
Anyone of intellect knows that there have been many famous women scientists, ranging from doctors in medicine, to astronomers. Balls to those who say