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​Why Lego's first female scientist kit is selling out

Thursday, August 7, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Allison Kimble
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By Amiee Picchi, CBS MoneyWatch

"...Women's employment in STEM fields has increased since 1970, although within computer-related fields it's declined recently, according to a U.S. Census report. While women remain underrepesented in all fields, they are nearing parity in some fields, with the Census Bureau noting that 47 percent of mathematical workers are women.

Koster notes that women in the STEM workplace face additional issues, frequently "forced to choose between starting a family and having a career in STEM. Couple this with the prevalence of sexual harassment as outlined in numerous recently published studies, it doesn't always paint a pretty picture."

She adds, 'So to us pink toys don't solve the broader issue of building America's innovation pipeline.' While girls might be interested in the toys, she says, 'it's a bit like the 'Pied Piper' - where are we leading them?'..."

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