Perceptions of science hold back women

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Perceptions of science hold back women
« on: 20/01/2015 16:56:46 »
Inaccurate perceptions of science subjects could be putting women off pursuing STEM subjects, according to a new study...
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Re: Perceptions of science hold back women
« Reply #1 on: 21/01/2015 00:25:57 »
Simple fact: women (at least in a civilised society) have more life choices than men, so fewer choose to do something as difficult and generally unrewarding as science. Where the rewards are greater, and the work less tedious, e.g. in medicine and especially veterinary medicine, there are generally equal numbers of male and female undergraduates, but even there, the pleasures of family life often prove more attractive than a career in the long term.
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