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Getting Girls Into Tech

Feb 20, 2009, 10:31 (11 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Carla Schroder)

"Meanwhile the girls are taught to be self-effacing, quiet, and that their main goal in life is to get married to a man. Mom sets such an awesome example-- she gives up her own name when she gets married, husband is the boss, boys are slobs with no household skills. Mom wears idiotic, non-functional women's clothes and hairstyles that get in the way of doing anything other than posing decoratively. Girls pick up after the boys. The world is wide-open to the boys, while the girls are steered into gentle, passive pink pursuits.

"What kind of toys do little girls get? Dolls and playhouses. Boys gets guns, bikes, and tools. Little girls are taught manners, while little boys get to take things apart and figure out how to put them back together. Girls play with mommy in the kitchen, while the boys go outside with dad and blow things up. (Out here in farm country, anyway.)"

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