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Females are shite at Maths

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AutisticHedgehog Thu 07-Jun-18 20:16:57

According to a fucking hilarious Mumsnet cliche-meme on the FB feed.

FFS this is appalling. Why are Mumsnet of all places perpetuating the myth that girls can’t do maths.

I know plenty will say “lighten up, it’s harmless fun” but it’s not. It’s continual nonsense-shite that pervades and influences girls and their views that maths is a boys’ subject.

Maths is for everyone.

Shame on you MN.

mineofuselessinformation Thu 07-Jun-18 20:18:48

WTF? Not on at all.....

Sparklingbrook Thu 07-Jun-18 20:19:12

To me it says more that parents can't always help with their child's maths not just women.

SDTGisAnEvilWolefGenius Thu 07-Jun-18 20:19:28


AutisticHedgehog Thu 07-Jun-18 20:20:18

Sparkling no it doesn’t. It says “go and ask your father”

FermatsTheorem Thu 07-Jun-18 20:20:36

Is that off Mumsnet's own facebook feed, or is it something someone else mocked up? Bloody shocking if it's the former. (Said as a theoretical physicist, i.e. an applied applied mathematician...)

Hamiltoes Thu 07-Jun-18 20:20:53

What a bizarre meme hmm

Sparklingbrook Thu 07-Jun-18 20:21:29

Sparkling no it doesn’t. It says “go and ask your father”

To you maybe, but not to me.

AutisticHedgehog Thu 07-Jun-18 20:22:42

Fermats I’m pretty sure it’s the real MN site. When I click this is where it goes to.

(And hello from a former experimental physicist - who still did a lot of maths - but not as much as you)

polsha Thu 07-Jun-18 20:22:50

It's not open to interpretation sparkling it's in black and white confused

MrsCD67 Thu 07-Jun-18 20:22:54

Oh come on. That's not what it was insinuating

NotMaryWhitehouse Thu 07-Jun-18 20:23:02

@Sparklingbrook literally says 'go and ask your father....'

maxthemartian Thu 07-Jun-18 20:23:06

FFS that is utterly appalling, who thought that was okay??
I'm the proud owner of both a maths degree and a vagina and this sort of crap really winds me up.

SimonBridges Thu 07-Jun-18 20:23:28

It really actually says it, Sparkling at the top.

AutisticHedgehog Thu 07-Jun-18 20:23:40

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Sparklingbrook Thu 07-Jun-18 20:23:44

It is totally open to interpretation. confused I have interpreted it.

xsquared Thu 07-Jun-18 20:23:53

Er what? Is this meant to be “relatable”?

shadesofwinter Thu 07-Jun-18 20:24:06

Sparkling, it literally does say that grin

maxthemartian Thu 07-Jun-18 20:24:40

Sparking it does actually physically say that though. Saying it doesn't is like insisting that the sky is green.

Semster Thu 07-Jun-18 20:24:45

It quite clearly says "Go and ask your father".

Fucksake. Who at Mumsnet thought that was OK to post.

LtGreggs Thu 07-Jun-18 20:24:48

They can fuck off. I'm female and I graduated top of my year in my oxbridge numerate degree.

And don't get me started on when people say "explain that in words your mother/grandmother would understand". Well then that's a PhD-holding CEO and a headteacher then?

polsha Thu 07-Jun-18 20:25:00

"Go and ask your father."

Fuck sake. Only on Mumsnet would someone argue that "go and ask your father" didn't mean, to and ask your father.

greenlanes Thu 07-Jun-18 20:25:29

Came on here to say YABVVVU - I am fabulous at maths, but now I see the issue. Shocking advert.

FermatsTheorem Thu 07-Jun-18 20:25:41

High fives AutisticHedgehog - physicists of the world unite. (Great username btw - I had a series of hedgehog related names a few name-changes back).

I definitely go with the majority interpretation here - it's a fucking sexist disgrace.

Sparklingbrook Thu 07-Jun-18 20:26:09

Thanks for calling me stupid. Nice.

I didn't notice the teeny tiny writing. Sorry about that.

I will leave you to it.

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