Science: It's a Girl Thing!

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I'm going to see if I can find some statistics regarding the number of women scientist here in Europe as something prompted them to spend the money making this video.

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Good god. That video was awful. That's the best they could come up with to encourage girls to study science?

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Great failure in the UK. Now 80% of people studying to be Vets are women. The colleges see this as a success but is a huge failure as this should be a 50/50 mix. The education sysyem is now rigged in favour of females who develop earlier. The question should be how can we re-arrange the education system to accommodate both sexes and not favour the female sex.

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Says here because of the backlash the EC recalled the video.

 

According to this article the EC will need one million extra researchers by 2020.

 

 

Because women PhD graduates are also still a minority in engineering and manufacturing, the Commission has launched the three-year campaign with the aim of getting teenage girls interested in studying science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects.

 

Wonder what's being down at the education system level to promote girls going into science?

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Yes girls, you too can become a software engineer and... oh fuck. No, don't do that. Believe me. It is shite.

 

Anyway, do I think their heart is in the right place? Yes. Not least as my gent's daughter is 11, loves science (alongside maths and English, it is her best subject) and we'd love to see her keep that love.

 

Is the execution horrible? Definitely. I don't want some speccy bloke perving at our girl! :D

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The majority of vet students being female is a big problem in NZ too. Most of them don't realise that often animals bigger and stronger than domestic cats also need veterinary care. Still I think they should be encouraging more of everyone to go to university, does it matter what sex a researcher is??

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The European Commission's adverstising director should definitely be sacked!

And why does everyone want to sack everyone else at the slightest mistake! This ad is not the end of the world.

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Its advertising, not a church pamphlet

 

What do church pamphlets have to do with anything?!

 

(On a side note: finally figured out how to quote!!) =D

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