The following photograph is a Facebook Peme (Pic Meme, sometimes spelled “peem”). In its original form it had a caption that was sexist and offensive, feeding the idea that girls can’t do math (innately) and also suggesting that a good backup plan for a middle schooler frustrated with academics is sexual self-objectivictoin.
I’ve blogged about this at The X Blog. Here, I’d like to ask you to suggest alternative captions for this photograph. And by “alternative” I mean positive. Or funny but not sexist.
30 thoughts on “Screw this sexism”
OK, I’ll start:
“Initiating Mind Meld with Blackboard”
Yet Another Easy One, Bad Luck!
“why don’t they give me a math problem that’s not so easy!”
Whaddya mean 24/4 isn’t equal to 5? I’m working in octal!
If it were me at that age, it would be, “Do I really have to? I’m already doing next week’s homework!”
“All this and it’s still not good enough for them?!”
It’s 2011 – And I’m still using a blackboard? Where’s my iPad?
Need chalk … On forhead. Ahh, that’s better.
gotta get my head around this problem
I can see my toes just fine thank you.
If only the others weren’t so far behind I could sit down.
My headache always feels better on a cold chalkboard.
If the teacher doesn’t know this stuff, we are fucked.
Yeah, I made a mistake, but seriously, can’t we afford a freaking eraser!
“I won’t stop until I understand Emmy Noether’s first theorem.”
We already did this in fifth grade!
Fantastic post I hope see more, thanks.
“If I hear the one about the swine and the coswine again, IÂ´m gonna scream!”
“This one’s so easy I can do it in my sleep.”
She’s grokking it.
“I love the smell of chalkdust in the morning”
“why’d they have to tell me soylent green is people?”
Crap, I just disproved the existence of god.
I used BigHugeLab’s widget to make it an image 🙂
OK, Marnie, are you going to share that on facebook?
I’m so damn tired of the boys asking me to do their homework for them!
Done and done.
“How much are they paying me to tutor the football team?”
Now how do I tell this teacher politely that he made a mistake right here?
“This is trivial, why doesn’t he get it?”
“Math: apply directly to the forehead.”
“Why is there a chalkboard in my kitchen?!?”
If only I could figure out the formula to make a sandwich..then someone could love me.
This chalkboard looks like a good place for a nap.