A feminist friend was looking for science toys for her kids, and she found Curious Minds, an awesome online shop that very unfortunately used the tagline “Cool science gifts for big boys”. So she wrote to them. And what a great response she got!
Didn’t you see the trailing ‘& girls’? Probably not, i just added it, red-faced. We too detest the assumption that science is men only, I don’t know how that one got in.
BTW we were watching Curiosity landing this morning and were pleased to see several women in mission control. We ourselves met working for Hubble & Lucy was one of very few females there. We definitely want to encourage girls to become scientists, technicians & engineers!