By now we all know that the majority of people in scientific fields are men. Technology and the like were traditionally jobs held by men (technically, most jobs were, seeing as women were supposed to stay home and entertain guests). This might partially be because of toys. Yes, toys. While the commercials for boys' toys often focus on how technological they are (sometimes being the main point of the toy) girls' toys are advertised as being magical. For example, toys that are meant to behave like animals will be heavily advertised as being robotic, with motion sensors, voice sensors, and things like that. Baby dolls 'magically' drink from the bottle, wet themselves, and respond to your voice.
With this kind of advertising, boys might be interested in robotics at a young age, and girls wouldn't think about it until junior high or high school, and will likely pursue a career they've known about longer. There will be more men in technological fields than women, and advertisers will take notice of this.
When was the last time you saw 'Barbie the Computer Programmer' or something like that?
But if you seriously find one, please tell me.
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
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Saturday, February 7, 2009
Sorry I haven't been on in so long. I've been busy in between school and my other activities that I haven't had time to come on. And by the time I did, I forgot my password. And also the password to my e-mail. But I'm back, and I will try to post something at least once a week.
Okay, back to business. Rats can count. Rats can survive long falls. Rats even know to test for poison. And now, thanks to 14-year-old Boomer Hodel, they can surf. Personally, I don't think this was a very smart idea, because now rats will be able to dominate us in the water when they finally launch their hostile world takeover. Or it might just be the fact that I don't like to think that a couple of rodents can surf better than I can (or, rather, can't.) Read more here.
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Tuesday, December 9, 2008
I found out something interesting today, AND it can help me in school. According to some science-people (to find out who you can click on the picture to find out who) Scorpios and other fall babies are more likely to develop asthma because they're born right before cold and flu season starts up. So when they start going to daycare and other things of that nature, germs are at their peak.
They also say that children in other countries develop asthma less than the ones in America because some of the other countries don't have sterile places for the babies to be born, and the kids are exposed to germs early on.
This confuses me, because if some kids get asthma more because they're exposed to germs (see first paragraph) then why do they credit other kids NOT getting asthma to being exposed to germs?
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Monday, December 8, 2008
These are very strange ornaments, which means I would put them on my Christmas tree if I had enough money to buy them. And if people wouldn't constantly try to exorcise them (particularly that one with the huge eyes, which is my favorite). Unfortunately, I don't think I'd have the guts to put them on my tree when I live alone. That would just be asking for a horror movie.
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Wednesday, December 3, 2008
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Friday, November 28, 2008
Good news! I now have a life (or, at least as much of a life that I had before November...) So expect me to actually start posting again soon. And by 'posting' I mean 'finding something ahead of time as opposed to randomly searching for a picture of a two-headed shark in my haste to add to my blog.' But right now I need to go take care of some things I've let lag. What is this 'schoolwork' of which you speak?
Monday, November 17, 2008
Yes, I know it's the middle of November and my play ended in October. See, I actually have a very good reason for this. It all started about a month ago when... LOOK A STRANGE THING YOU WOULDN'T SEE NORMALLY!
Wow, I didn't think that would work. It's a good thing I randomly found a picture of a two-headed shark. Unfortunately, the search for 'two headed shark in a tutu' didn't turn up with any pictures.