Лёня Посицельский (posic) wrote,
Лёня Посицельский

Profs blame 'masculine' ideals for lack of women in STEM

“These STEM student ideals are gendered because women are evaluated against measures and characteristics that reflect a male worker,” they explain, further noting that these standards “are built around the idea of an unencumbered male worker, [and] promote an ideal that is very difficult for women students to achieve.”

Further, the professors contend that the time-consuming nature of STEM coursework also inhibits female success, since a tough course load reinforces “the masculine ideal of working an unlimited number of hours based on the unencumbered male body.”

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