Whenever you go look into fields that are more mathematically inclined, you find an under-representation of women. Why is this so?
Shocker, it’s not the age-old sexist remark that ‘Girls are Bad at Math’.
All brains are created equal and everybody has the power to pursue anything. But, then, why is it that we at every step debilitate and reduce the horizons of the girls around us by saying ‘Girls are bad at math’. Is that really the case, I have seen boys who are shit at math.
Glorious examples of girls who are NOT BAD at math are:
If this doesn’t convince you, let science convince you.
In a Nature research article lies the truth of the matter. The article says that the advantage boys have over girls in the field of mathematics is negligible compared to the advantage girls have over boys in terms of reading (language tasks).
Boys were so bad at reading that girls had to do that job for them. And in return, they get a sexist remark rather than thanks.
Yes, girls are NOT BAD at math. It’s just that boys are shit at READING. Yes, you read that right. It’s not the fault of girls that they are bad at math, they are more good at the reading part, so they go rock the world through their poetry, articles, books and many more pieces of beautiful literature.
Boys are bad at those tasks, so, girls have to take the onus of doing this for the boys and yet, get to hear the age-old whining of boys that they are BAD at maths. They are not BAD, they are covering your ass. So, be thankful to them rather than being a condescending piece of trash.
Next time, when you hear anybody say ‘Girls are bad at math’. Throw this article on their face and shut them up. There is already enough negativity in the world.
Abhishek Verma is a researcher in the field of deep learning and artificial intelligence. He likes to write about the logical way of self-improvement. Spurred by emotions, he also likes to write poetry. Stay in touch by joining his newsletter. Follow him on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and Mix.