I don't want to go to college? Preferably female advice.?
I am 19 and in college. I'm at a community college but can transfer to a good SUNY school in a few years if I work hard. I already have a contract with a good college and I'm pretty set on my major.
However, everywhere I turn, I seem to face more and more sexism. I have already run into multiple sexist professors. I just ignore them and keep my chin up, I don't care much for their personal opinions anyways.
Now, I am learning that I will likely make significantly less money in my field as a female. A female professor who went into the same career I did (she has a double PHD and teaches at a COMMUNITY COLLEGE) was telling the class that females will make less money and have a harder time getting into my career than males.
I'm wondering if it is even worth it. College creates student loans, and what if I don't even get the career I want? I can make money doing things that don't necessarily require a degree. Programming and graphic design, or even web camming. I keep thinking to myself, what am I trying to prove anyways? Even if I dropped out and became a cam girl or anything else, I'd get treated the same way everywhere I go. I would become a feminist and fight against all of this, but I have other things I want to do in life, and just don't have the time for all of these setbacks.
I know a few women personally who get paid less than men they work with, and they are in different fields. Please stop trying to invalidate these experiences. They are real.