girls’ names and math scores

A recent study concludes that giving a girl a feminine name (eg. Elizabeth) makes her less likely to do well at math and science. The idea is that other people’s expectations of her will be influenced by the name, and they will in turn influence the girl. Makes sense.

Perhaps someday I will have a daughter. School will be fun for her. “Class, this is the new student, Smarty Handsoff.”

– aaron

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