Apparently I missed the memo.  Maybe I'm just not pretty enough to be on the mailing list.

The store Forever 21 sells a magnet that reads, "I'm too pretty to do math."  You can read about it (with excellent commentary) on the blog Sociological Images.

This reminds me of the sad fact that even though more girls than boys initially signed up for my higher level high school calculus course, all but three of those girls dropped it when they found out how difficult the class would be.  I almost dropped it myself, but the teacher convinced me to stay.  I am so glad she did.  

In my years studying math and tutoring math, I've found that girls more often than boys have low self-esteem about their ability to do math, and they tend to just quit when the going gets tough.  There is nothing different about girls' and boys' ability to do math, and you can be sure that looks have nothing to do with it.
8/19/2011 10:17:01 pm

Омг !! Аз честно нищо не разбрах :D:D::D Много поздрави от Bulgaria ;))))

7/13/2015 02:28:07 pm

I don’t think so? I think the mailing has encountered a problem in delivering mail. For sure, all students that had a problem with their math can get a memo. I suggestion am ready! lol! But I know you’re pretty enough to have an F grade, so better to focus on your math than in your beauty instead.

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3/16/2018 07:51:35 am

This problem is very common and it’s really sucks. That why we need this gender equality, especially in the education. When boys are raised with words like “you need to try harder to understand math!” and girls are always told with “math is for boys, don’t think about it much”. It’s hard then for girls to recover from this kind of suggestion. I hope that gender equality will fix this problem soon.

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