[LMB] OT: Gender Roles

Sylvia McIvers sylviamcivers at gmail.com
Thu Sep 30 02:42:40 BST 2021

On Wed, Sep 29, 2021 at 5:25 PM <alayne at twobikes.ottawa.on.ca> wrote:

> On Wed, 29 Sep 2021, Matthew George wrote:
> >
> > Girls also do better at arithmetic until the latter stages of high
> > school, but they tend not to be interested in mathematics.

Is this the point where they meet teachers who say girls can't do math?
Or, since it's not PC to say that, teachers who spend more time explaining
things to boys, and just telling girls the answer.
Or possibly the point where girls start spending more time defending
themselves from the male gaze, or possibly something more blatant than that.
To pick an example at random. Sigh.

> > A major issue isn't whether a group has more or less capability in a
> field
> > than whether they tend to have interest in it.  That interest can be
> > influenced by culture,

Most of it.

> but a significant component of the choice is
> > correlated with sex.
> Yup. Girls get dress coded way more often than boys.  How does that affect
their education, or their attitude toward protective coloration vs
Any statistics, anyone?

Sylvia, who remembers classmates humiliated by the hemline rules.

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