The guest speaker for the Girl Powered meeting this year is a vulgar youtube celebrity who claims to love robots. I will not give her the recognition of posting her name here, but when she is searched, what is found high in the search results are videos of her cursing and making crude jokes of a sexual nature.
I know, most of the students have been exposed to worse but is that any excuse for the RECF to bring this person in and put her on a pedestal for our kids to see. Is this the best they could do? I certainly hope it is not the best they could do because if that is the case, we are doomed.
There are lots of incredible women in STEM who have made major contributions to science and technology. NASA may not have gotten off the ground without the women who made up the team of human computers. Some of the women who were part of the early years of our space program are still around. Instead of going for someone like that, we get some girl that makes nonsensical robots that do stupid things in horrible ways but she has lots of followers because people find her vulgarity humorous.
Surely we can do better. Surely we can promote a better role model rather than putting up a person who, when searched, will direct our young students to videos with titles I cannot even put in this post as it would violate policy.