EU empowerment FAIL
What happens when the EU aims for female empowerment and misses so spectacularly that it would take the Hubble array to see female empowerment from where they landed?
This is what happens!
Seems someone over in the EU decided there weren't enough girls studying science, and they needed to change that. Excellent aim! But then, something went wrong. I'm guessing it's because a committee was appointed to look into the matter. That's enough to screw anything up. According to my imagination, the conversation looked like this:
Committee Chair: So, how do we attract more girls to the sciences?
Lone Female Committee Member: How about a series of PSAs featuring great female scientists from history and some of the premier female scientists of modern times? Or perhaps some female scientists studying some truly fascinating science?
Male Committee Member #1: Boring! Lemme mansplain this to you, honey: That sort of thing isn't what girls are interested in.
Lone Female: . . . what?
Male #1: Girls are interested in cosmetics and fashion and high heels and the color pink. Amirite?
Male Committee Members #s 2-20: Yeah!
Male #2: How about an ad with girls wearing the latest fashions and spike heels, featuring lots of shots of makeup with some science-y stuff thrown in? And pink, lots of pink.
Male #3: Don't forget a guy scientist ogling them!
Male #4: And giggling, lots of giggling!
Lone Female: That's crap.
Male #5: Says you. How about this byline: "Science: It's a Girl Thing!"
Lone Female: I take it back. That's crap.
Chair: All in favor?
Lone Female: Nay!
Chair: It's unanimous, then. Good job, committee!
Lone Female: I need a freaking drink.
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