Why Young Girls Think Boys Are Smarter

A recent article published in Science and the New York Times ignited an uproar in social and mass media when they reported that young girls don’t think they are as smart as boys. The study concluded that:

”By the age of 6, girls are less likely than boys to believe that members of their gender are ‘really, really smart’ — a child-friendly way of referring to brilliance. Also at age 6, the girls in these studies begin to shy away from novel activities said to be for children who are ‘really, really smart’. This stereotype begins to shape children’s interests as soon as it is acquired and is thus likely to narrow the range of careers they will one day contemplate.”

As a parent and a proud working mom, I was horrified to read their findings and could recall times when my own child had told me she was not smart

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