- G: I started using this box as a trash can, and it gave me an idea: what if they made trash cans out of pressed recycled paper? And when it's full you could close it like a chinese food container and recycle the whole thing?
- me: that's clever, but how would u convince people to use it instead of a regular cardboard box
- G: ...
- me: sorry, not to shit on your idea
- G: ...
- me: haha, are you not talking to me now?
- G: Nope, just scheduling an appointment to rain on YOUR parade
"My problem was not with the commercial (which seems mostly fine to me, although I would point out that one can like princesses and maths, but I can get the point if the point is a lack of variety and options) but with the accompanying article which stated that the company’s goal was to increase female representation in STEM fields — my point regarding that was that once again we are tasking women and girls as individuals with systemic problems. The answer to how to get more women in STEM isn’t to make more women interested via Cool Toys, but to make the atmosphere in STEM fields more welcoming to the women who are interested. And that means, among other things, targeting men to fix things, not little girls."