JasonOfOrillia: Did they try googling "how to get a young girl excited?"
Czechzican: The issue is it isn't necessary. If women have access to the classes and has a geniune interest in them, they are going to gravitate towards those classes on their own. We don't need things in pink and flowery. Just give us the information needed to enroll, etc.That's all.
clutchcargo2002: JasonOfOrillia: Did they try googling "how to get a young girl excited?"Well, I just did. The first return made me feel dirty, and then I had a seat over there.
Kibbler: Did not read the article because it's guaranteed to be stupid.I'm a software engineer and the one thing that the world of software engineering needs most is more women. We got past the all-white thing, now we need to get past the all-male thing. Some of the most brilliant people I've ever met have been female software engineers. We're leaving a huge pool of potential talent untapped, and I can tell from personal experience that when women start asking pointed questions in design meetings, it makes the men roll their eyes in a particular way, that "I'm not even going to bother to address that stupid question" way, which is, in fact, an indicator that said men are about to get their asses kicked up around their ears and be dragged into reconsidering their positions, and find out that maybe there is just a better way to do things after all, and ten or fifteen years later, they find themselves catching up to me and saying, "We need more women in this field, what have I been thinking."That is what the world of software engineering needs more of.
ajgeek: clutchcargo2002: JasonOfOrillia: Did they try googling "how to get a young girl excited?"Well, I just did. The first return made me feel dirty, and then I had a seat over there.That's weird. All I got was a BBT clip.
Sticky Hands: Czechzican: The issue is it isn't necessary. If women have access to the classes and has a geniune interest in them, they are going to gravitate towards those classes on their own. We don't need things in pink and flowery. Just give us the information needed to enroll, etc.That's all.and a Hello Kitty mouse.my daughter had one,she really liked it,but it was a ball mouse.and that's a wrong on so many levels.
advex101: I work with female engineers (or, as I call them, engineers)
dangelder: Why is it a good idea that more girls enter engineering?I'm serious. I have no problem whatsoever with female engineers, and I think that anyone who puts their minds to it can learn science and math. It's never been easier nowadays with computers and the Internet so widely available.That said, why force the situation?
iheartscotch: I've said it many times, to many people; if your a girl interested in engineering, you're almost guaranteed scholarship. The universities will, literally, fight over having you in their programs./ if you happen to have boobs and be a minority at the same time; they'll break down your door to offer you stuff
advex101: My son just graduated from a small private high school. 100% of the graduating class headed for college. I don't know of any of the female graduates that were going into engineering. Many were going into Science (Biology, Medicine, etc) but no engineers that I am aware of. Personally, I think that the women were going into careers that were more imaginative and more of them were going into pure science. I say this as an engineer.I work with female engineers (or, as I call them, engineers) who share the disdain for the pink and frilly packaging from the schools. Protip to the schools: people who are smart enough to be a candidate for your program know when they are being marketed to and may not like the tone of your message.
ajgeek: advex101: I work with female engineers (or, as I call them, engineers)I've never met an engineer who doesn't call them that. That said, it's a *lot* easier to remember their names, since there's approximately 1 of them for every 50 males.
Because People in power are Stupid: ZOMG!Marketing to a specific gender is sexist!!! Will the nonstop rape carnival never cease? My pearls, let me clutch my pearls.
aerojockey: As a man, I can say I would not be offended or bothered if cooking classes, nursing schools, and other female-dominated things decided to start marketing to men using camouflage color schemes or focusing on power-tool motifs.I wouldn't necessarily respond to it just for the camo or power tools, because I'm not really a fan of either one. Then again, I could appreciate that maybe it'd be nice to get a little more gender balance even if it meant more bros.However, I think the girl motifs really do overdo the pink colors and daisies. I mean, there are other ways to be more feminine without going all-out girly, isn't there?
M AGRIPPA L F COS TERTIVM SCRIBIT: My mother got a computer science degree in the '80s and worked at the Pentagon, and I doubt anything pink led her to chose that career path. She's still bitter about certain times in college when she was the token girl.
Whatchoo Talkinbout: When all else fails, you can fall back on Honey, Sweetie, or Babe.
gottagopee: "More feminine"? Make engineering feminine? Dafuq? The whole pink-and-daisies thing was just a bad idea. If you're into color schemes and throw pillows, that's entirely cool, but you're welcome to the cooking and nursing classes without.
gottagopee: "More feminine"? Make engineering feminine? Dafuq?
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