Screw this sexism

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.

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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.

Comments

  1. #1 Greg Laden
    October 10, 2011

    OK, I’ll start:

    “Initiating Mind Meld with Blackboard”

  2. #2 Oldcola
    October 10, 2011

    Yet Another Easy One, Bad Luck!

  3. #3 Diane Hoffman
    October 10, 2011

    “why don’t they give me a math problem that’s not so easy!”

  4. #4 csrster
    October 10, 2011

    Whaddya mean 24/4 isn’t equal to 5? I’m working in octal!

  5. #5 Stephanie Z
    October 10, 2011

    If it were me at that age, it would be, “Do I really have to? I’m already doing next week’s homework!”

  6. #6 Daz
    October 10, 2011

    “All this and it’s still not good enough for them?!”

  7. #7 BCM
    October 10, 2011

    It’s 2011 – And I’m still using a blackboard? Where’s my iPad?

  8. #8 Carlie
    October 10, 2011

    Need chalk … On forhead. Ahh, that’s better.

  9. #9 Allison
    October 10, 2011

    gotta get my head around this problem

  10. #10 MikeMa
    October 10, 2011

    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.

  11. #11 Sean Tremba
    October 10, 2011

    Yeah, I made a mistake, but seriously, can’t we afford a freaking eraser!

  12. #12 Russell
    October 10, 2011

    “I won’t stop until I understand Emmy Noether’s first theorem.”

  13. #13 Sharon Astyk
    October 10, 2011

    We already did this in fifth grade!

  14. #14 Heather
    October 10, 2011

    Fantastic post I hope see more, thanks.

  15. #15 Imogen
    October 10, 2011

    “If I hear the one about the swine and the coswine again, I´m gonna scream!”

  16. #16 chezjuan
    October 10, 2011

    “This one’s so easy I can do it in my sleep.”

  17. #17 Tenney Naumer
    October 10, 2011

    She’s grokking it.

  18. #18 Deen
    October 10, 2011

    “I love the smell of chalkdust in the morning”

  19. #19 rob
    October 10, 2011

    “why’d they have to tell me soylent green is people?”

  20. #20 Marnie
    October 10, 2011

    Demotivator style:

    Grounded
    Crap, I just disproved the existence of god.

    I used BigHugeLab’s widget to make it an image :)
    https://skitch.com/missmarnie/f9w8u/grounded

  21. #21 Greg Laden
    October 10, 2011

    OK, Marnie, are you going to share that on facebook?

  22. #22 Amenhotepstein
    October 10, 2011

    I’m so damn tired of the boys asking me to do their homework for them!

  23. #23 Marnie
    October 10, 2011

    Done and done.

  24. #24 dean
    October 10, 2011

    “How much are they paying me to tutor the football team?”

  25. #25 Eunoia
    October 10, 2011

    Now how do I tell this teacher politely that he made a mistake right here?

  26. #26 Mu
    October 10, 2011

    “This is trivial, why doesn’t he get it?”

  27. #27 Bill Door
    October 10, 2011

    “Math: apply directly to the forehead.”

  28. #28 chester longlyhood
    October 11, 2011

    “Why is there a chalkboard in my kitchen?!?”

  29. #29 Brett
    October 11, 2011

    If only I could figure out the formula to make a sandwich..then someone could love me.

  30. #30 Joe
    October 11, 2011

    This chalkboard looks like a good place for a nap.