Saturday, July 05, 2014

Albert Einstein's Reply to a Female Fan

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

This affect many girls and many women. They develop low self-esteem and low self-confidence. Being a professor, I experienced this first-hand. Once in my life, I used to teach at an all-girls school. So, the students in that school never experienced boys in classrooms. So, one semester a male-student enrolled in one of the higher level math class that I was teaching. He started dominating the class by speaking up bogus claims and things. My girl-students, though they were talkative in my other classes, would just keep quite. They even forgot to raise their hands to ask questions. So, one day I needed to gather all of them in my office and asked what was going on. They reported back that they were scared of the male-student; their confidence and self-esteem were at the lowest. They didn't dare speak in front of him and get ridiculed. Just imagine -- a class of 20 students with 19 girls and 1 boy. I was horrified to listen to them; gave them a pep-talk. That changed and they became equal participants after that. That time I was not aware of this video or such perceptions. I wish the video was available then. I could have showed it to them, inspired them more and told them to be proud of their femininity (even that means to speak up and get ridiculed but still keep on speaking up). So, here is the video or click on this link --