I have an astronomy lab once a week. The girls at my table are mostly art majors. Luckily there is one girl who is into math and physics, (don't know her major), to help us out with the math parts because we always struggle a bit.
One girl was especially struggling and kind of joked about how this is why she's an art major and didn't take Algebra 2 (because she didn't have to), and another art major agreed and said she's more hand's-on and so it's hard to compute things like math.
Well, our teacher overheard and made some comments about how math is "just a foreign language" so if we're struggling with it, we're just lazy, (eh, maybe... lol). He heavily implied that everybody can be on the same level at math... that people aren't born with different talents, (kind of doubtful about that).
Then he smirked and said,"There's a reason why mathematicians get paid more than artists,"
and walked away, leaving most of us enraged.
I'm not even an art major but that comment upset me because it was basically saying that if you aren't working in math or science, you're just a lazy loser that deserves low pay. It's also implying that everything besides science and math is worthless.
I could write a whole essay about how that's so wrong, but what are your thoughts about it?
(Personally, it shocked me that someone with a PhD, who works in such a logical field, would even think something like that. Just another reality-check for me that even "smart" people aren't perfect I guess... I like that teacher so it was especially upsetting to me.)
My little sister, Fuzzie-Peach, is doing a contest for her Korean language camp.
Her photo is 3rd from the bottom on the right side. She has the dark blue snowflake blanket.
Click the circle next to it and submit if you want to help out and vote for her! ^.^