Einstein’s Advice To A Little Girl Who Wants To Be A Scientist

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As per the book Dear Professor Einstein: Albert Einstein’s Letters to and from Children, this is a 1946 letter written by a little girl to Einstein:

I forgot to tell you, in my last letter, that I was a girl. I mean I am a girl. I have always regretted this a great deal, but by now I have become more or less resigned to the fact. Anyway, I hate dresses and dances and all the kind of rot girls usually like. I much prefer horses and riding. Long ago, before I wanted to become a scientist, I wanted to b e a jockey and ride horses in races. But that was ages ago, now. I hope you will not think any the less of me for being a girl!

After the jump, Albert Einstein’s response:

I do not mind that you are a girl, but the main thing is that you yourself do not mind. There is no reason for it.

Who knew Einstein was a feminist?! It’s advice even us big girls should follow. [Brainpickings.org]

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