Off-topic: Career goals for girls and boys


For the women of a certain age among us, do you remember the circa 1966 game What Shall I be: The Exciting Game of Career Girls? The choices were Teacher (College), Actress (Drama School), Nurse (Nursing School), Model (Charm School), Ballet Dancer (Ballet School), or Airline Hostess (Airline School). But the boy's version as well, where guys could see if they had what it takes to be Statesmen, Scientists, Athletes, Doctors, Engineers, and Astronauts.

Funny, neither gender had the option of meeting planner (or journalist, for that matter). When I see stuff like this, it makes me realize that we have come a long way, even if we still have a long way to go to encourage boys and girls to be whatever their little hearts desire.

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