Here’s an excerpt, but the full analysis is HERE:
Now, after many years of struggling with the age-old question, why are there so few women in certain math and science-related jobs, the answer has been found:
Substantial numbers of women – highly qualified for the work – stay out of those careers because they would simply rather do something else.
One study of information-technology workers found that women’s own preferences are the single most important factor in that field’s dramatic gender imbalance. Another study followed 5,000 mathematically gifted students and found that qualified women are significantly more likely to avoid physics and the other “hard” sciences in favor of work in medicine and biosciences.
You mean to tell me that the gender imbalance wasn’t due to inherent and systemic sexism that has permeated every fibre of the sciences?
I always wondered why it was so hard to get laid on a construction job.
I always thought it was because I never kept a ready supply of this in the house for the women I met.