Monday, June 08, 2009

'Why Health Advice on 'Oprah' Could Make You Sick'

Oh Oprah, why do you hate the science and why do you give Jenny McCarthy a platform?

Think of the good - the sweeping, sea-change good - you could do if your championed increased girl-interest in the hard sciences? By hard sciences I mean: more Chem, Phys, and Bio majors at college - and not ones that add to it a side of Tarot card reading or Feng Shui for the Soul, etc etc. What if you told girls to major in math? What if you told them to aim for first place in the science fair? What if you urged them to follow the scientific method and not just the call of their hearts?

Think of what we could do . . . . Then there might be real attention paid to women's health. And not just the kind of attention you emphasize: the kind that stregnthens the stereotypes that girls want cutesy and touchy feely and have to get all mystical on a problem.

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