Archive for the ‘Essential viewing’ Category

11 Mar 2016

This TED Talk by Reshma Saujani, the founder of Girls Who Code, is essential viewing for any parent to girls. It’s only 12 minutes and made me aware of something I have always felt but never heard explained or articulated so well.

The Disco Notes edition:

  • “We’re raising our girls to be perfect, and we’re raising our boys to be brave”
  • Most girls are taught to play it safe—smile, look pretty, be perfect
  • On the other hand, boys are habituated and rewarded to take risks
  • This carries into adult life.
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