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"Ours is a culture that seems to expect girls not to take risks, to play it safe and hence not necessarily push themselves to find out where their limits lie. This is not healthy when dealing with a system which has hurdles in place to trip you up. If you don’t fail sometimes, you aren’t aiming high enough, and it would be foolish to think that anyone who is labelled ‘successful’ in the news – be they scientists or from any other sphere – has never fallen flat on their face. But if we collectively convey to girls that taking risks is not what is expected of them, then we are effectively holding them back."

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Women in science: confronting failure, developing resilience | Athene Donald | Science | guardian.co.uk

Bloody brilliant quote, and perfect.

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