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as a science girl woman im not offended by this, just baffled
if they want to land themselves a doctor/pilot/president
If not, then, ... just, ...
i thought this was sorting itself out anyway? iirc there has been an increase in girls doing science courses at uni for years and years in a row.
no. still far fewer women in maths, physics and engineering. and low numbers going on to postgraduate and academia.
there's still fewer women. but i thought that there is a greater proportion of women now than there was however many years ago. (this may be wrong)
things like this don't just change overnight. if, year on year, more women do science then presumably in however many years then the problem will not exist.
so much so that they've overtaken men in the overall profession. But only about a quarter of headteachers are women. There's a big difference between women entering professions that have been traditionally dominated by men and actually breaking down barriers to equality.
It's a pretty complacent attitude anyway.
Which just hasn't been the case for physical sciences.
Some are worse than others in this respect. Chemical sciences are terrible at retaining women despite ever-increasing intake at undergraduate level and equal proportions of men and women starting out in the field.
When it's been looked at the conclusions have been that it's at least in part because working conditions and career prospects are poor and family unfriendly, support systems (such as they are) tend to be quite masculine, and the overarching fact that in many redirects the field is a boys club at heart, even now'
If it was equal then it would be "sorted out".
If equal intake isn't equating to equal representation higher up, then that's a big problem.
Not relevant to the point.
(girls love hydrogen)
they really just need to give up.
TIme to leave the EU methinks.
Im not interested otherwise.
glitter on centrafuges
my little polymerextruder
interested in science?
that wiggle whilst they walk.
the ones in jeans and lab coats and glasses can do one
(thats a joke)
srsly though it must be difficult to think about the way you look AND think about science at the same time, this must be a rare new breed
The team that made this would have lost.
and she loves those science-for-kids DVDs that the They Might Be Giants guys released. For those who don't know, they're cool animation episodes with pop songs that address an impressively sophisticated range of science-related issues. E.g. there's a great one about what the sun's made of; it teaches not only the composition of stars, but also about disputes between astro-physicists and how they're resolved. All served up in a hooky little song and irresistible to my mate's 3-yr-old. Whenever she sees him getting out the DVD, she gets all excited & yells "Science!!!!!"
It's really cute.
Under most circumstances They Might Be Giants are fucking annoying, but this is awesome