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One Commercial Perfectly Captures the Sneaky Way We Push Girls Away From Science

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One Commercial Perfectly Captures the Sneaky Way We Push Girls Away From ScienceImage Credit: Verizon

If boys and girls both love dinosaurs as children, why are there so many fewer women growing up and studying their evolutionary history?

The news: A new Verizon ad touches on one of the reasons behind that disparity. The commercial, released this week, reveals the subtle ways people — parents included — discourage young women from pursuing science careers.

The one amazing thing I love about my father is, that he never discourage me about secrets of nature. He was the one, who showed all animals in forest, names of the trees and rocks, where does the lightning come from and how to not be afraid of the technical world around us. He is the reason, why I pursued the world of science and why I spend most of my waking hours around animals. And actually why I’m able to fix my lamp and build new shelves. I have so much to be thankfull for. 

Thank you, Dad!