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What is your image of a woman scientist?

 
 
Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2016 06:16 pm
This is Mattel's image of a woman scientist:
http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/613ZAJd4uGL._SL1300_.jpg
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Banana Breath
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2016 06:20 pm
@Banana Breath,
Rest assured, scientist Barbie is all-business. She tests all the pickles for firmness strictly by the book.
http://i65.tinypic.com/2m2djys.jpg
Glennn
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2016 07:07 pm
@Banana Breath,
I don't know . . .

Regarding Mattel's woman scientist, she's too focused on her work, as is evidenced by her pre-anorexic appearance--no time for adequate nourishment And apparently the no-knees look is in (how in hell does she pull that off). Also, I can't believe she's going to be warm enough dressed like that. And if she does get cold, she won't be able to button up her white coat since it has no buttons. If you ask me, she's dressed to be a distraction to the men working in the same lab, and my guess is that the reason for that is to lower the efficiency of the male scientists in order to make her own under par efficiency seem satisfactory.

And look at her neck. I won't say anything about it because I don't think I have to.
_______________________________

I'm only kidding. I think Mattel did a fine job creating an image of what a woman scientist should look like.
Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2016 07:16 pm
This is a scientist . . .

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/be/Carl_Sagan_Planetary_Society.JPG

This is a scientist in a working environment . . .

http://cp91279.biography.com/1000509261001/1000509261001_1092829784001_Bio-Biography-Jane-Goodall-SF.jpg

These are scientists in a working environment . . .

http://pages.vassar.edu/realarchaeology/files/2013/10/FlintKnapping.jpg

What does anyone allege scientists are supposed to look like?
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2016 07:26 pm
@Banana Breath,
myself, I was involved in that a lot of years ago, lower level many years, but not-not a scientist. There are papers where I am author, never first, and a zillion thanks-to-stuff.

My female scientist friends varied greatly.

This was around the same time a pal, medical illustrator but also childrens' book artist, worked for Mattel for a bit.


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Glennn
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2016 07:27 pm
@Setanta,
Quote:
What does anyone allege scientists are supposed to look like?

I believe the good people at Mattel have answered that question.
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ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2016 07:57 pm
I'm a friend, far as I know, as I haven't heard back him from a recent trying to connect, one time recently, of Tom Forsythe, the guy that made it to the Supremes re Mattel. I suppose he is barraged, as our friendship was now long ago.

We were all fairly argumentative over dinners. I still think of them as 'the horrible couple', re their arguing. I liked her too.

Anyway, he did a baking barbies photo..

I take him as a good guy.
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Glennn
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2016 08:18 pm
@Glennn,
Quote:
I think Mattel did a fine job creating an image of what a woman scientist should look like . . .

. . . if they were making a porn video of hanky-panky in the lab.
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chai2
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2016 08:46 pm
I have to say, I'm a little disappointed in the assumptions made by the (I think only) men that have so far posted.

Wallette's girlfriend Dazzle is a bonafide woman type scientist who travels to jungles as well as symposiums, teaches at the University of Texas, Austin, and is far more beautiful, shapely and better dressed than any of those Barbie dolls shown. Incredibly to those here, she's managed to combine brains and looks, competes in triathalons and has earned the respect of fellow academics and scientists. She wears jeans and t shirts sometimes, suits other times, and even puts on club attire when she goes out dancing.
How dare she?

I wasn't aware there was a rule that said there was a certain type of look a scientist, male or female, must have.

Does it apply to men also that they can't be attractive and be intelligent also?



chai2
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2016 09:01 pm
@chai2,
Would you get a load of these damn bitches? Trying to make you think they have a brain in their heads? They need to either scrub off that makeup or get spread eagle on a bed so we know what to think about them. It's all so confusing when women just won't look the way many mens stereotypes of them dictate.


http://www.slate.com/content/dam/slate/blogs/bad_astronomy/2014/03/10/actresses_for_science.jpg.CROP.original-original.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2016 09:04 pm
Chai has had me on ignore for years.
La la, la ti da.

I'm was involved with med papers for years. I still have some of them.
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chai2
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2016 09:12 pm
Holy ****, I can hardly believe it!

All of the people below have PhD's!

This crap has just got to stop. We're really supposed to believe this?

Amazingly, there's even a bunch of good looking guys in the link below too. Unbelieveable.

http://www.businessinsider.com/50-sexy-scientists-2013-2#49-cheska-burleson-1


http://static1.businessinsider.com/image/51194355eab8ea1620000019-400/49-cheska-burleson.jpg
http://static1.businessinsider.com/image/512296b6ecad046745000009-400/39-daniela-witten.jpg
http://static1.businessinsider.com/image/511a3f69ecad04f80f00001d-400/37-tali-sharot.jpg
http://static1.businessinsider.com/image/512ba0b7eab8ea1b1000000f-400/35-rachel-armstrong.jpg
http://static1.businessinsider.com/image/51157bb9ecad04580c000016-400/22-aditi-shankardass.jpg
http://static1.businessinsider.com/image/511aa9e06bb3f78e4a000001-400/16-michelle-khine.jpg
http://static1.businessinsider.com/image/51229a02ecad041a4c000007-400/9-nina-tandon.jpg
http://static1.businessinsider.com/image/512298e26bb3f7283c000000-400/7-clio-cresswell.jpg
http://static1.businessinsider.com/image/512433c7ecad04d14b00000d-400/2-lisa-randall.jpg
ossobuco
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2016 09:14 pm
Bye
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TomTomBinks
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2016 11:39 pm
@chai2,
I'd do #s 3, 5 and 7 !
Setanta
 
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Reply Mon 14 Mar, 2016 11:59 pm
I wouldn't "do" any of them . . .

























. . . The Girl would kick my ass . . .
izzythepush
 
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Reply Tue 15 Mar, 2016 04:36 am
On Radio 4 today they asked what Margaret Thatcher, Angela Merkel and Frauke Petry had in common. Obviously they're all successful female politicians, but they're also all Chemists.
https://www.bundeskanzlerin.de/Webs/BKin/DE/AngelaMerkel/Biografie/bundeskanzlerin_angela_merkel.jpg?__blob=poster&v=5
http://frauke-petry.net/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2014/07/Frauke-Petry-200x300.png
http://photos1.blogger.com/blogger2/2545/1619/1600/spitting%20image%20book%202.jpg
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Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Tue 15 Mar, 2016 04:49 am
Amy Farrah Fowler
http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/bigbangtheory/images/8/8a/Amy_farrah_fowler.jpg/revision/latest?cb=20120408145704
https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/34/34/ce/3434ce410fea1a29c2b3dbd05ad00a56.jpg
Fil Albuquerque
 
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Reply Tue 15 Mar, 2016 04:56 am
There is a difference in looks between a women scientist and a women married with science like Curie.

http://www.sciography.com/images/MarieCurie.jpg
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maxdancona
 
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Reply Tue 15 Mar, 2016 06:46 am
What is the point of this thread?

Barbie is a line of dolls that is targeted toward girls, in the traditional sense of the word "girl". It remains a very popular toy, lots of girls want them. Every doll in the line has the traditional view of "prettiness". That is the point of the line of toys and the reason for its continuing popularity.

Is the point that Barbie shouldn't make a science doll? Or is the point that the science doll shouldn't follow the normal standards of prettiness in this sort of toy.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 15 Mar, 2016 07:34 am
@Banana Breath,
Alexandra Horowitz
http://i65.tinypic.com/2w3nioo.jpg
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