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“Grandma Got STEM”

26 Mar

“Grandma Got STEM”

Over at Slate’s Future Tense blog:

More to the point, some of us are guilty of shrugging grandmothers off as being hopelessly tech-illiterate, when in fact many mee-maws pioneered the newfangled electronics we hold dear….

The stories go on and on. Which is to say, of course they do. Of course women have contributed much to the annals of science. Of course they have overcome great odds and persevered through all manners of discrimination and sexism. Of course they had more interesting things in their lives than attending our choral concerts and soccer tournaments. Some of that might even be plain ignorance of our grandmothers’ contributions to STEM.

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