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The immovable object versus the unstoppable force: How the tech boys club remains exclusive

Danny 2 Silver badge

Re: Great Idea

"Come on you parents, get your daughters sorted out."

My first love went on to become a published, respected molecular biologist. What first attracted me to her was she was so much more confident than I, or anyone else, was. She admitted recently she wasn't confident at all, but each day when she went to school her mum would hold her by her shoulders and say to her, "Remember. Pretend to be confident." That is a tip to 'sort your daughters out' - eventually you are what you pretend to be, and confidence is a concrete foundation.

My mum told me not to get in fights, and my dad told me not to lose fights. Not such good advice.

It's notable that girls go into biology and boys go into physics, generally. It's akin to the hardware / software gender divide. You can also divide biologists according to intelligence - the party girls go into marine biology, the median go into micro biology, the smartest go into molecular biology.

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