Verizon and the “Girls in Engineering” Ad July 22, 2014Posted by geoff in News.
I’m sure Verizon had the best intentions when it made its Inspire Her Mind ad, but come on. Christina Hoff Sommers did a fair job of debunking it, but she didn’t present any data of her own.
Fortunately you have me for that.
So, going to the National Science Foundation database, we can look at their data for five years (2008 – 2012) and find the answer to the question: “How many females and males graduated in Science and Engineering in the US for that 5-year period?”
Doesn’t seem like girls are being disproportionately discouraged by subtle signals from a patriarchal society.