Subject: Dumb Blondes?
Date: Mon, 12 Jul 2000 06:48:09
From: Kathleen Kelly

You caution women against falling into the "dumb blonde" mode, pleading ignorance of math as part of a misguided attempt to fit into their roles. However, what do you advise those of us who desperately wanted to study math and were told by our high school advisors in the late 1950s that "Girl's don't need math," and thus were kept out of trig, advanced chemistry (in spite of straight As in advanced physics) and all the rest of math in high school?

I and a lot of other women who were prevented from learning math in high school, but are on the brink of loving it anyway, would like to know how to catch up.

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