Slate's "The Vault" is a great, new history blog


2 Responses to “Slate's "The Vault" is a great, new history blog”

  1. novium says:

    I had a science kit with a microscope when I was 6, in 1990. Because I was 6, it was not especially sophisticated, but on the other hand, it was gender-neutral. The resurgence of extraordinarily gender-segregated marketing/toys/etc depresses me.

  2. ultramoderate says:

    It’s interesting that the girl’s set is branded as a “Technician Set” rather than a “Scientist Set”.  One is a person who does repetitive tasks, while another performs deep inquiry.

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