15 08 11 - 14:49Remember that your average tweebo (sensitive man twee/white knight rambo) will scream "correlation is not causation" any time you point out a legitimate cause.
He'll be silent for this:
Park notes that women, in particular, are socialized from a young age to be romantically desirable, and that traditional romantic scripts in Western cultures are highly gendered, prescribing how men and women ought to think, feel and behave in romantic settings.
"Gender scripts discourage women from appearing intelligent in masculine domains, like STEM," Park says, "and in fact, studies show that women who deviate from traditional gender norms, such as succeeding in male-typed jobs, experience backlash for violating societal expectations.
No mention of the other facts in the equation. Were these women also equally attractive, nice, organized and ready for family life?
Yep, the girl who went into hard science and is 450 lbs of angry tattooed fat didn't get a man -- it must be her science career. It's only rational.
This is from a nutcase study that interprets some good data quite badly:
Four new studies by researchers at the University at Buffalo have found that when a woman's goal is to be romantically desirable, she distances herself from academic majors and activities related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). - PhysOrg
Hurrr, I wonder how that could be -- durrr, it must be sexism.
- Women who want to start families do not want a career that takes over their lives. This is intelligent planning. I bet they don't become overnight security guards either. Is that racism, er, sexism at work?
- Women who want to start families wish to demonstrate their femininity. This requires they use contextual logic, not linear logic. Thus going into science will make them seem linear and thus not ready.
- Women who want to start families do not want to go hang out with the geeks, freaks, dweebs, liberals and other associating partial intelligences that show up in the lab. For full intelligence, the people in liberal arts majors -- who are better critical thinkers -- are more likely bets.
The study didn't make it to these things. Wonder why not?
Oh well, there's a ready audience for the "It was oppressions!!!1!" line, so let's sell the dummies that one.