Notes From A Queer Engineer: GoldieBlox and the Feminist | Autostraddle (via autostraddle)
— It is my hypothesis that if the current cultural push to include more women in STEM fields is successful, in the next twenty years we will see a gradual but dramatic tapering of salaries, as well as the general cultural cachet of sciences and engineering.
…my immediate reaction to that last comment was “But…we STEM grads have valuable skills! And are really…uh…crap.” Hellooo internalised sexism.
"While funneling more women into STEM fields may produce marginal gains, it actually leaves the underlying issue — male privilege — largely untouched."
Yeah, it baffles me how someone who is responsible for the care and social/cognitive development of children can make the same amount of money per hour as somebody who tears tickets at a movie theater. That’s not to say there is shame in working at a movie theater, but I’ve done both, and people who work with children deserve a god damn salary.