Google, Tell Me. Is My Son a Genius?

Google, Tell Me. Is My Son a Genius?

Here’s a thought-provoking Op-Ed from the New York Times. It’s looking at data about what parents most often google in relation to their sons or daughters, and making some interesting (and sad) comparisons. I thought it was worth sharing here, and I would love to know your reaction. 

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5 thoughts on “Google, Tell Me. Is My Son a Genius?

  1. Wow, I don’t know what’s more ridiculous, the fact that people hold these stereotypes for their children, or the fact that they need to ask a computer these questions about them.

  2. Wow! Thanks for sharing! This part at the end stuck out to me:

    “The disturbing results outlined here leave us with many open questions, but the most poignant may be this one: How would American girls’ lives be different if parents were half as concerned with their bodies and twice as intrigued by their minds?”

    Definitely important to think about as a parent to two girls…I want my girls to be more concerned about being “1000 other things before thin” to steal a note from J.K. Rowling. How sad that our society and culture don’t focus on those other things like intelligence and wit and a sense of humor and kindness over thinness and beauty. 😦

    • I remember you posted that quote awhile ago from JK Rowling, and this does sort of emphasize its relevance. And I agree about that quote at the end–it would be a different, better world.

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