It’s true the amount of popular female scientists and researchers is comparatively lacking - but having a solid role model shouldn’t be the only motivating factor in young girls pursuing STEM fields. A recent Smithsonian Magazine article revealed that 49% of female STEM college students say they chose their field because of a desire to make a difference, compared with34% of male STEM students, andthere arejust as many women are pursuing STEM fields as undergraduates - but once they graduated college, 73.2% of science and engineering jobs were held by men.
I did not pursue a STEM degree as an undergraduate because I did not think there was any room left for individual input, interpretation, or creative control. Obviously now I see how absolutely incorrect that thinking is, but what that has taught me is this: if high school graduates see these fields as stagnant and unappealing spoon-feedings of rudimentary knowledge, we desperately need to change how work in the field is presented. We need to emphasize the need for creativity and innovation. And I don’t think there’s any argument that young women aren’t fully capable of being able to do this, but we have to keep them in the workforce. The truth is, ladies, that your inclination to join the field in the hope that you can make a difference or even change the world is absolutely accurate. That is exactly the kind of motivating self-initiative that the world needs.thebrainscoop)
A QUICK LESSON ON CROPS AND WHIPS FROM YOUR FAVOURITE HORSE RIDER
THIS IS A CROP
IT DOES NOT MAKE THE ‘WHH-CH’ WHIP NOISE
IT CAN LEAVE BRUISING BUT WILL NOT CUT YOUR SKIN
THIS IS A WHIP
IT DOES MAKE THE ‘WHH-CH’ WHIP NOISE
IT PROBABLY WON’T LEAVE BRUISING BUT CAN CUT YOUR SKIN
NOW GO FORTH AND WRITE ACCURATE PORN
I JUST SPAT CRANBERRY JUICE ALL OVER MY HOMEWORK AND DESK BECUASE OF THE END OF THAT.
y = -(sin(x^(1.7/6)+4)+(1/x))+10
- student: can i borrow a pencil
- teacher: i don't know, CAN you?
- student: yes, also colloquial irregularities occur frequently in any language and since you and the rest of our present company understood my intended meaning being particular about the distinctions between "can" and "may" is purely pedantic and arguably pretentious