Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Too Pretty To Do Math

I'm a guy, so this doesn't apply to me.
Isis caught this screenshot from the store Forever21 (a store that I think we have in our mall here; I'll have to see if they carry this particular product)...

Yes, for less than $4, you too can tell the girls in your life that they're too attractive for math.
The point of the article is that it isn't always sexism or misogyny that holds women back.


Mr. W said...

as a math teacher...I need one of these in my room. I now have a quest.

Isaac Newton said...

It has become almost a cliché to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.

-- Richard Dawkins, Simonyi Professor for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford