Girls and math according to The Children’s Place

In the U.S., an outcry arose when this shirt came out.

The Children's Place sexist shirt

And with good reason. It’s trying to reinforce the idea that young girls are only interested in, well, shopping, music, and dancing, and that they’re bad at math. Various products in the U.S. have already been criticized and pulled for making this ridiculous suggestion. Fortunately, The Children’s Place listened and pulled this shirt from their stores. I’m quite pleased that here in the Philippines, girls aren’t faced with this stereotype; anyone who’s awesome at math, be they boys or girls, are generally admired. It’s not a skill that people associate solely with guys. Interestingly, a lot of the girls I went to school with throughout my life were great at math.

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