On the heels of the recent controversial commercial that tries to make science seem more attractive to girls, I decided to post a few older videos that are, if nothing else, at least more honest.
These videos were made with various demographics of scientists, not just female scientists, and don’t have the same goal as the recent commercial. They’re more about trying to make scientists appear as people. Nonetheless, they’re a better representation. I don’t know about everyone else, but I think that sometimes honesty is a actually a good policy.
Naturally, this wouldn’t serve the same purpose, but I felt like putting this out there. As a female scientist myself, these videos make more sense to me than the advertisement does.
How do you guys feel about the commercial, or marketing science to girls in general?