Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Social ScienceGender Studies · 9 months ago

Should we start encouraging girls into STEM field and discouraging boys, in order to even out the playing field and make it more equal?

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  • 8 months ago

    No, that would be sex discrimination.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Just kill all men. Problem solved

    • KDB Kath
      Lv 6
      8 months agoReport

      That would be a stupid idea but Kill you

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  • 9 months ago

    Yes, but that is already done to some degree.

    • Zarif9 months agoReport

      Why should we? If girls like that field they'll join it anyway. Don't encourage or discourage anyone in ways that'll prevent them from pursuing their inborn desires. Evening is some fantasy of the social leaders.

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  • Anonymous
    9 months ago

    Eliminate worthless degrees like Gender Studies and the issue will resolve itself.  

    • Zarif9 months agoReport

      The existence of a degree like this is a kind of gender discrimination.

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  • Bill
    Lv 7
    9 months ago

    We already do that. Schools provide classes to girls to encourage them into STEM fields, while they don't provide classes to boys to encourage them into STEM fields.

    • Zarif9 months agoReport

      You're only doing half of it. You're not providing classes to boys to discourage them in STEM fields.

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  • 9 months ago

    No discourage males. Can still encourage girls

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  • 9 months ago

    Taking action against sexual harrasment and hostile sexist environments created by male colleagues in male dominated industries and on male dominated degree programmes would be a more effective way to address this issue.

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    • Bill
      Lv 7
      8 months agoReport

      You ladies just don't seem to get that male consent to your actions kind of does matter. If we don't want you there then we will try to make you go away.

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  • DKG
    Lv 6
    9 months ago

    No. We should encourage girls to study STEM or indeed any useful field of study, rather than anything in gender studies or it's related fields.

    If the women who complain of a lack of representation in STEM, in business etc actually studied for excellence in those subjects rather than in 'excellence in complaining' about a failure of decision making in women, there would possibly be more women in those fields, without any need for affirmative action, and the suspicion it causes regarding the fitness of those who do make it on their own merits.

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  • 9 months ago

    Who is we and what is this field you're referring to? Women aren't in as high numbers because they are being blocked from science and technology. They are fewer because fewer of them are interested in it in the first place. I doubt that trying to change that would be a successful effort. You are trying to solve a problem where none exists. And if by we you are referring to the Federal Government, let me ask you this. Can you think of a single problem they have ever solved without wasting millions of dollars and causing those pesky " unintended consequences" along the way?

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  • Cei
    Lv 5
    9 months ago

    Or to put it another way - Positive discrimination which can be shortened to Discrimination

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