Should we start encouraging girls into STEM field and discouraging boys, in order to even out the playing field and make it more equal?
- 4 weeks ago
No, that would be sex discrimination.
- 1 month ago
Just kill all men. Problem solved
- nineteenthlyLv 71 month ago
Yes, but that is already done to some degree.
- Anonymous1 month ago
Eliminate worthless degrees like Gender Studies and the issue will resolve itself.
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- BillLv 71 month 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.
- EEEEEE!!!!!Lv 61 month ago
No discourage males. Can still encourage girls
- Kitty82Lv 71 month 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.
- DKGLv 61 month 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.
- David B.Lv 71 month 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?
- CeiLv 51 month ago
Or to put it another way - Positive discrimination which can be shortened to Discrimination