[FoRK] Women With Both High Math and Verbal Ability Appear Less Likely to Choose Science Careers Because Their Dual Skills Confer More Career Options

Bill Stoddard wgstoddard at gmail.com
Mon Apr 8 18:37:39 PDT 2013


On 4/8/13 8:14 PM, Damien Morton wrote:
> So this is not a response to the STEM question  but I have a friend who is
> in finance and she is an intelligent woman, and her complaint is basically
> that "these people are so smart but they are basically retards"
> - over-focussed, with no social skills. Finance geeks.
>
> I'm sure that the same kind of critique is levelled at science geeks as
> with finance geeks.
>
> What is desired is not just money or success but social standing.
>
>
Exactly right.


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