People have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.
This is so important. Girls pay attention. Boys, if you are a brother, father, cousin of a girl, pay attention.
This is CRITICAL
For once I would like to be courted. Be sent flowers just because my boy knows how happy I’ll be when I get them. Be called in the middle of the day simply to be told three little words. Have doors held open for me and jackets carefully draped around my shoulders. Be kissed gently on my forehead, with his arms wrapped tightly around me feeling like he’s never going to let me go. That’s what I want most of all. To feel like I’m never going to be let go.
Sometimes, I like to wear heels when I’m at home because I can reach more shelves and it’s like a whole new house.