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Danica McKellar is my new hero PDF Print Email
By Jennifer Leblanc
Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Winnie Cooper grew up, got hot, and more importantly, got even smarter. She has a new book out called Math Doesn't Suck, aimed at young teenage girls who struggle with the subject and are constantly exposed to ditzy celebutantes.

       "When girls see the antics of Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan, they think that 
       being fun and glamorous also means being dumb and irresponsible," the 32-
       year-old McKellar told Newsweek for editions to hit newsstands Monday.  
       "But I want to show them that being smart is cool," she said. "Being good 
       at math is cool. And not only that, it can help them get what they want out
       of life."
 
I'm not the age demographic the book is aimed at, and unfortunately, incurably, I do suck at math. But I never tire of watching a great woman leave her mark on the world. I watched Kate Winslet and Jennifer Lopez make curves okay. I hope McKellar will be the first of many women to make intelligence fashionable. Hopefully someday, that's the world my daughter will live in.  

Last Updated ( Thursday, August 2, 2007 )
 
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