More likely because it is boring

Apparently women aren’t into mathematics…not because it is boring as hell but because supposedly a career in mathematics would interfere in bringing up children:

Women are shunning academic careers in maths-intensive fields because the lifestyle is incompatible with motherhood, researchers at Cornell University found in a study to be published next month in American Scientist Magazine.

Universities have long been criticised for hiring and evaluation policies that discriminate against women, but the findings of this new study point to the female biological clock as a main reason why so few women end up as professors in fields such as math, engineering, physics and computer science.

A woman who wants a family looks at the rigorous path to a tenured position and considers how old she will be before she can start a family and how little time she will have to raise her children. Many of those women opt for a more flexible career.

You are hardly going to pull a bloke by yapping on about mathematics are you?


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