Just when you think your stereotypes jibe with reality, here comes another mind-bender — science cheerleaders. Yes, they’re beautiful, energetic, high-volume, and scantily clad. They’re also neuroradiologists, surgeons, and so forth. The editing at the beginning is annoying, but these accomplished women are worth waiting for.
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‘Break down stereotypes’ or reinforce them?
You’re not the first blog about them:
Break down. Intelligent women can choose to be cheerleaders, and there’s no shame in that. The links you provided (anonymously) go to discussions from people who are arguing about which stereotype(s) they prefer. They are not willing to accept that some people — most of us, in fact — aren’t easily pigeonholed. The Science Cheerleaders are no exception.
ah, the feminist conundrum … choice, choice, choice opens up the possibility of inexplicably choosing to objectify YOURSELF. “Now you’re a pig, happy?” — Tony Manero