In my experiences, many girls don’t seem eager to try new things if they cannot predict the consequences and are without someone to explain how the new thing is done. This is especially true of things that they don’t see other girls doing. In particular, I rarely see girls playing games such as first person shooters and real time strategy, nor do I see them using circular saws and nail guns. Now, I’m sure that studies show many reasons for this, but I’d like to speak of my own experiences with how little effort it takes to break the stereotype when the opportunity presents itself. I just have a hard time believing that most girls would really rather watch their guy friends play Halo, than trying it out for themselves (if given the right circumstances).