Girls, Space, Science, and Education: Can BlogHer Get On This?

I'm at BlogHer 2008, and I'm feeling a bit of a lack. Three topics that I care very much about are science, education, and kids -- because I think all of them are the key to the future. These are very fundamentally women's issues, and women are blogging about these topics. (Disclosure: I have no children by choice, and right now I'm sitting in the non-mommyblogger session). My spouse Tom Vilot does an educational video project called SkyGuy, where he answers kids' questions about space and astronomy. Today he posted about how cool, intriguing, and encouraging it is that most of the questions he gets come from girls in elementary and middle school. Tom wrote: "Why is that? I don’t really have an answer, but I do find it encouraging. As we move farther into space, as we explore our solar system and send astronauts to the moon and Mars, as we try to answer the most perplexing questions about the universe, we need all the talents we can bring to the job." This makes me wonder: I haven't seen much discussion on Blogher.com, or at the conferences (including this one) about topics such as space and science that are not traditionally "women's space" (pun intended). ...more

Hi Amy,

Actually, we do have a topic area in our long list that applies: more

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