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Universal Children's Day and a Video By and About Girls!


Society & Culture  (tags: activists, children, culture, dishonesty, education, women )

Kit
- 337 days ago - youtube.com
Fewer than 3 in 10 will graduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are women. And barely 1 in 10 actual engineers are women.



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Kit B. (276)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 10:52 am
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Fewer than 3 in 10 graduates in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are women. And barely 1 in 10 actual engineers are women. Early in a girl's life, the toys marketed to her are usually things that don't encourage her to enter those fields. GoldieBlox intends to change that by teaching them while they are young that these fields can be fun and apparently epic, by the looks of this super-genius 2-minute video. Watch and learn.

If you like what GoldieBlox is doing to innovate for girls' toys, you could Like them on Facebook.

There is not now nor has there ever been a reason that women should be held back from being the best they can be. Open the world let women walk through those doors.
 

Ben Oscarsito (316)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 11:11 am
Right, it's Universal Children's Day! So...
"Let us put our minds together and see what future we can make for our children"
(Sitting Bull)
 

Beverly T. (82)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 11:35 am
Women can do anything they set their mind to do. We have to give them the education and opportunities to do so.
Having now said what most people will say or do, let's remember to vote the Repugs OUT of office so we women will have the chance to fulfill our dreams other than just being mothers (if that is what YOU want fine with me). I'm just sayin'.
 

Barbara K. (83)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 11:38 am
Thanks, my friend, for the cute and true video. Girl Power! lol
 

Ben Oscarsito (316)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 11:44 am
"Education is the most powerful weapon wich can be used for World change"
(Nelson Mandela)
 

GGmaSheila D. (172)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 11:59 am
Universal Children's Dat...how about the Congressional Idiots give back to the children for once...Wishful thinking here.
 

J S. (7)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:03 pm
Wonderful! I'll be showing this to all the kids in my classes, thank you
 

Elle B. (82)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:09 pm

" If our American way of life fails the child, it fails us all." Pearl S. Buck

"...in serving the best interests of children, we serve the best interests of all humanity." Carol Bellamy
 

Dandelion G. (380)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:14 pm
Cool video. My husband use to take our daughter up on the roof and show her some basic roofing, our son was allowed to have dolls and came out smiling with his new doll he received for his birthday much to my Mother in Law's horror. My husband simply looked at her and said, boys will grow up to be Fathers. In fact my Tradesmen husband use to be on the floor playing Barbies with our daughter many times as well as throwing a ball to our son.

My son had a train set that my daughter would play with and both had their own trucks to move around the floor. I had a big suitcase full of old clothes the two of them would drag out, sometimes he'd be in a skirt and a boa and she in a firefighters hat. Who cares, they were children having fun and exploring different roles of life.

Our son played soccer, our daughter played stick hockey, both took gymnastics, both had swim lessons, and we as a family flew kites, took in plays and museums, and did Community service volunteer projects. In the home the children would see me fixing something with a hammer and their Father sweeping the floor or doing the dishes while I took out the trash. Other times I'd be doing the dishes and their Father would be taking out the trash and fixing something with the hammer. If we saw something needed doing and we had the time or the ability it just simply got done, we didn't wait for the correct "gender" to do it.

My daughter is now working with children and my son is in the military and when he gets out has aspirations to be EMT/Firefighter and my daughter is taking classes to be a substitute teacher. He likes girls she like boys and if my Mother in Law who was so mortified that we might be causing him to be "gay"; I wish she was alive to know raising him they way we did doesn't "cause" gayness, but if he was we'd still would of loved him. We as a society need to stop falling into these traps of "how we are suppose to be" simply based on what is or is not between our legs.
 

Dandelion G. (380)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:18 pm
By the way, my Granddaughter who plays equally with her tool set as she does her My Little Ponies watched the video with me and said, "awesome".
 

Kit B. (276)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:22 pm

It is indeed awesome. Children are born gay, the type or color of toy does not make them gay, but it just might make them think that they have some skills and choices.
 

Carrie B. (309)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:45 pm
I love it Kit! Thanks for sharing.
 

Nyack Clancy (445)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 12:58 pm
All the big worries about "what will make chidren gay"

You don't make children gay... anymore than you make children straight. If it were the case- there would be no gay children because EVERYTHING is geared toward heterosexuality.

It has been proven over and over and over- "conversion therapy" does NOT work... so thinking a toy, or a color is going to determine who a child will grow up and fall in love with is a little coo-coo, to say the most mild thing I can say about the topic.

Awesome video, Kit- too bad a kids sexuality had to enter the topic before they are even old enough to chose a career.
 

Val R. (244)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 1:11 pm
Wonderful - thanks Kit!
 

Ros G. (92)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 2:21 pm
Thanks Kit..teach your children young..to be versatile and adaptable irrespective of gender...went on building sites with my father from the age of 4..I can still hammer in a nail better than my husband who's father was a carpenter but never let him touch his tools. In my Professional career always earned a higher income than my male counterparts..never realized there was this gap...probably because I was never told ... there should be.
 

Nyack Clancy (445)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 3:15 pm
I figured this might be the right time and pl;ace to ask a stupid question...

To all the heterosexual women afraid that toys or colors make you gay.... do you REALLY believe you grew up, fell in love with your husband and married him because you had a pink tea set as a child???????????????


lol
 

Vivian B. (155)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 5:31 pm
I gotta show this to my granddaughter! She will love it!
If being a "Tom-boy" made you gay, then I've been married to the wrong gender for the last 23 years!
I was always on a horse when I was younger and was quite at home with the boys that my Dad taught in high school!
There is no way that playing with a certain toy or a certain color makes a difference in your sexuality!
Wonderful video, Kit! Loved it, so much!
 

pam w. (191)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 5:55 pm
This is wonderful! I've already sent it to everyone I know who has or loves a GIRL!
 

Pat B. (354)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 5:59 pm
What a great video, Kit. Thank you for sharing, and I will be passing this on to my granddaughter also. xox
 

Jim Phillips (3209)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 6:16 pm
Funny, colorful and funky video. Enjoyed it.

Girls are so much more than just being married and being Mommies.
Girls should be given opportunities and more choices for their own future.
Time for equal opportunities, equal paychecks and equality.

We also need to do more for Children, girls & boys, around the World.

ty, Kit.
.
 

Constance F. (434)
Wednesday November 20, 2013, 6:23 pm
Yes, this is wonderful ! Many years ago I took a class in political communications in the media, and they talked about how commercials perpetrated stereotypic sexist roles. You could see all the commercials directed toward boys, tonka trucks and super heros, yada, yada, were directing them to go out and conquer the world, whereas "girl" commercials were all soft music, pink and sweet ~ Don't be too loud ! and encouraging mommy roles. I have no idea if it has changed a lot out there in the mainstream media, but I suspect not.
 

Abdessalam Diab (154)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 4:51 am
I liked it very much. Thanks for sharing Kit.
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 4:54 am
Thanks for sharing it.
 

. (0)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 7:23 am
Great video, Kit. Thanks for sharing.
 

JL A. (275)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 2:43 pm
thanks for this celebration and reminder post Kit
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (275)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 9:36 pm
Wonderful Kit
 

Colleen L. (2)
Thursday November 21, 2013, 11:38 pm
Really cute. Thanks Kit
 

Craig Pittman (46)
Saturday November 23, 2013, 5:20 am
Wonderful video and a brilliant concept. Let's set aside all the ridiculous gender stereotypes and provide our children with equal education, pay, opportunities and dreams.
 
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