Good thing I didn't have anyone telling me stuff like this when I picked my college major or taught myself coding. Profs blame 'masculine' ideals for lack of women in STEM. How to do you come to that kind of conclusion with a sample size of 8? Oops, did I just deploy a "masculine norm" by asking a question? Well I'm, going to do it again. Was that sample size of 8 whole students randomly selected? Was it representative of female STEM students? Was this study even intended to be rigorous and scientific with its sample size of 8 whole students?
Look, don't go around telling your daughters stuff like this and don't let anyone else try to sell them this load of goods either.
Samantha Pierce is the author of Voice of The Unheard, a science fiction novel. Available in print at Amazon.com.
I take a general what happens if I do this approach to life. It keeps things interesting.