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

Eugen Leitl eugen at leitl.org
Tue Apr 9 02:41:08 PDT 2013


On Mon, Apr 08, 2013 at 08:14:32PM -0400, 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.

Within one's peer group, which in case of STEM does not include
muggles. 


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