Re: As if
"Not to mention the women who do get reasonable degrees drop out of the field as soon as they have a kid, leading to shortages of professionals in the industry (ex: doctors)."
Odd, my experience was a break from work, then return to work. Since I've retired from the military, I've worked under a handful of women managers.
Great managers, saw the odds and ends missed by others.
And strangely, our eldest daughter is a medical professional, who has delivered a grand and final total of three grandchildren for our admiration and joy. She remained working as a medical professional, within a very reasonable time period between deliveries.
So, I suspect one of two things are possible here.
You are a lying asshole.
You are working for the most effete corporation on the planet.
Would the headquarters be located in France?