[Edu-sig] Microsoft's KPL

Arthur ajsiegel at optonline.net
Sun Oct 9 02:27:41 CEST 2005

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Laura Creighton [mailto:lac at strakt.com]
> Sent: Saturday, October 08, 2005 7:01 PM
> To: Chuck Allison
> Cc: Arthur; 'Kirby Urner'; 'Laura Creighton'; edu-sig at python.org;
> rev_anna_r at yahoo.com
> Subject: Re: Re[2]: [Edu-sig] Microsoft's KPL
> Why females shy away from math and science is no big mystery.  It is
> deemed 'not useful' by them. 

Not getting it.  Beauty is beauty, and is never useful.  Why is there a
rejection in the women's culture of this particular form of useless beauty?

But there are 2 important things to reject, I believe:

That women are somehow less capable in this area.

That something has been or is being done to them -  by someone or something
that isn't them  - to exclude them. 

Then a conversation can be had, at least.

I think we got the gender neutral word problems in all the textbooks.
Unless there's one non-neutral one in a textbook used in some Alabama
counties that is still causing all the problems.


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