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Math is Hard

Does anyone remember when Talking Barbie dolls offended women's equality advocates some years back because they demeaned the intelligence of girls by having among their pre-recorded phrases, "math class is tough" (often quoted as "math is hard")?

So... a Yahoo! News story today, by "Mike Smith," suggests that math is equally as difficult for boys:

"Barbie's story starts 62 years ago, in 1959, with Denver-born businesswoman Ruth Handler," writes Mr. Smith.

D'oh!

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pastilla
Nov. 20th, 2011 04:41 pm (UTC)
I wonder if/to what extent Carol Gilligan's observations are still true?

edited to add . . . and, BTW, hahahahahahahahahaha!

Edited at 2011-11-20 08:42 pm (UTC)
sjonsvenson
Nov. 20th, 2011 06:39 pm (UTC)
I used to have math problems to.
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