4 thoughts on “Finally, girls can use calculators!

  1. It occurs to me that there’s something like a converse or obverse that I hope we don’t see; namely, the idea that of course girls can now do these things because they have their own girly equipment.

  2. I’ll have to tell my female friends who work at CERN to refuse any further work until a pink accelerator is constructed.

  3. I have to say, I don’t find this one so upsetting. I can’t see the top of the packaging–does it say “for girls” or something like that? That would change my opinion of it, of course.

    But it shouldn’t be insulting just for the calculator to be pink, should it? At least not any more than pink binders & rulers & other school supplies. They do make these things in all kinds of colours. And besides, girls have to take math in high school too, so even if their girl-brains can’t handle teh numbers, they’re going to have to buy calculators. This isn’t like the situation with power tools, where before the introduction of pink/sparkly/flowery versions, women weren’t able to screw in nails, or whatever one does with power tools.

    Or am I just misunderstanding the whole problem here? Wouldn’t be the first time.

  4. All good points, Roger! It just seemed such a nice fit with the pink globe that I couldn’t resist it.

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