This week, Boston Globe columnist Joanna Weiss examines the sexism and self-fulfilling prophesies being delivered to girls in flowery pink packaging.
Weiss observes, "figuring out what girls want is a matter of asking the right questions. A year ago, when the Girl Scout Research Institute embarked on a study of girls, math, and science, researchers expected to find a Lego Friends sort of world: girls drawn to cute and pretty stuff, who didn’t aspire to careers in science. Instead, the study’s results, which are being released today, upend those old assumptions."
Milkshake, Weiss' terrifically funny and incisive novel about political controversy surrounding a woman's right to breastfeed in public, is currently promo-priced at just $2.99 for Kindle.