Of Sugar and Spice

Of Sugar and Spice My, my, my. As the mother of a 10-year old girl--and as a former 10-year old girl myself--I am surprised that The Scientist feels so confident that "hiking, camping, exploring the wilds, reading"1 are somehow the province of 10-year-old boys. I suspect the members of my Girl Scout Troop will be, too. Good thing this knowledge somehow escaped the attention of one-time 10-year-old girls from Anna Botsford Comstock to Rachel Carson to Jane Goodall, and of course, Lynn Marguli

Margaret Doris
Jul 27, 2003

Of Sugar and Spice

My, my, my. As the mother of a 10-year old girl--and as a former 10-year old girl myself--I am surprised that The Scientist feels so confident that "hiking, camping, exploring the wilds, reading"1 are somehow the province of 10-year-old boys. I suspect the members of my Girl Scout Troop will be, too. Good thing this knowledge somehow escaped the attention of one-time 10-year-old girls from Anna Botsford Comstock to Rachel Carson to Jane Goodall, and of course, Lynn Margulis herself.

Margaret Doris
Newton, Mass.
medoris@aol.com

1. C. Bahls, "Lynn Margulis," The Scientist, 17[13]:11, June 30, 2003.

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