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the effort to get girls, and children for that matter into programming has been terrible. I never thought I could find something worse than code.org, but here it is: SmartGurlz (because what could be smarter than spelling your own gender wrong, right?). this was on shark tank and this lady was making robots to try to get girls into programming. they pretty much control dolls on wheels by means of scratch. it's terrible. first of all, how the fuck is that profitable? when a little girl wants to play dolls, what kind of girl wants to *program* it first. jesus, no kid wants that.

second, this girls who code thing makes me barf. the thought process for many organizations trying to push girls to code is "hmm, if we isolate girls and give them lower standards, then maybe they'll decide to go into a male-dominated industry," because, fuck logic right? idiocy is dreadful. lastly, what I hate most about so many of the girls coding organizations, is the fact that they have to embrace the stereotypes. almost every single one cares about "feelings" or something similar. its bullshit.

and don't get me wrong, women should have equal opportunity, but pushing them into stem fields isn't good. bias in the workplace is what we should be talking about, or other topics like women being paid less. trying to make girls interested in programming is complete bullshit, let them do what they want.

back to "SmartGurlz," I looked them up and they confirmed what I expected. the first thing I see? not anything related to programming whatsoever, but different dolls wearing different outfits. girls deserve something better, and shouldn't have to deal with organizations trying to push them into something they don't want to do.

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  • 8
    Yay for fighting for inclusion through the means of isolation!

    Basically just pours a huge tank of gas on the fire. πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ
  • 3
    @jhh2450 accurate analogy
  • 8
    It's an interesting standpoint.
    Instead of telling girls they can code, we should tell boys (and their parents!) to stop dismissing girls as unable to do boys' work.
  • 9
    THAT!

    As a father of a girl I feel absolutely mad when I hear "boy stuff" or "girl stuff" why do we have to cut our kids possibilities with shit like that...

    As if you would be a freak if you are a boy who play with dolls, or a girl who plays with a PlayStation?!?

    People are so fucked up in this matter that they actually think their boy is gonna turn gay if uses pink or whatever...

    @redundandundant
  • 3
    @redundandundant @azous
    Cudnt agree with u 2 more πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»πŸ‘πŸ»
    It sucks that society does things becoz it’s been followed from the past or someone else does it, but denies using their own logic and reasoning 😞😞
  • 4
    "Ok, so I have an idea..."
    "Right, ok"
    "So what if we sell a $2 Barbie doll..."
    "Ok?"
    "For $80?"
    "OOOOH! Good idea!"
    "But, let's also give it an intensely stupid programming language that can let it move left, right, forward, and backward!"
    "Wow, that is genius of you. How about this: We let kids learn OOP and functions..."
    "Wait, lemme stop you there Martha - We don't need to teach these kids anything useful....it we become stupid rich!"
    "Wow, good idea!"
  • 1
    @BitFlipped did you just copy the official transcript?
    how the fuck does this company make money? haha
  • 1
    I'm surprised to see they had a deal πŸ˜‘
  • 1
    I saw a school called Black Girls Code or something. They take it too far in there!
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