I don’t know why I found this so amazing, but 5 minutes later I’m still sitting here giggling
Don’t hate on Ligase, guys. He’s just trying to make ends meet.
People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.
This is so important. Girls pay attention. Boys, if you are a brother, father, cousin of a girl, pay attention.
I’ve always loved science. I’ve wanted to be a dentist since I was 3. My cousin married a biochemistry professor and they bought me a microscope for being the flower girl in their wedding. I was bullied in grammar school for getting excited about science. In high school, people basically told me I wasn’t a good enough scientist so I should stop trying. I didn’t actually start believing in my abilities until 2 years ago when I dropped the last of my shit friends. I erased every bit of self doubt residue in the corner of my mind. I could never see myself doing anything besides science, but it sucked to have jerks telling you that you’re not smart enough to pursue what you love.
I actually ran into one of my grammar school bullies in the Shop Rite Liquor store. He tried to make a conversation with me. The entirety of it was: “So what are you up to now?” “I’m about to graduate college with a degree in biology. I’m contemplating med/dental/grad school. I can’t pick. I like all the opportunities I have.” “Oh, cool. I just work here.”
So I think it’s EXTREMELY imperative to encourage girls to do what they love, especially if it’s science. If they don’t like it in a few years that’s fine. They’ll find something else. At least they weren’t told not to. The world needs more people passionate about learning and helping others learn.
I hope this doesn’t seem weird
The more you know…
stop for a minute and realize you are a 10lb brain piloting a slab of meat
The average human brain weighs 3lbs. The largest recorded brain weight of a living species is the sperm whale with an average of 17lbs.
Thank god this is hoax! At first reading I was horrified, but after visiting the website (http://www.genpets.com/index.php) it was obvious that this clearly wasn’t true.
But…what if it was? What do you think?
Yes, definitely do this