Taking the pee out of physics
It’s time to take the pee out of physics, argues a group of Australian scientists. Starting physics courses by studying projectile motion advantages boys, they believe.
Girls tend to do worse than their male classmates on questions about projectile motion, their research shows. They attribute that to “playful urination practices – from seeing how high you can pee to games such as Peeball (where men compete using their urine to destroy a ball placed in a urinal).”
Physics courses should start by studying energy conservation rather than projectile motion, they write. That way girls won’t start out at a disadvantage.
Berlin officials may require public toilets to include urinals for females. Because . . . equality? stupidity?