For those of you who might not know, there’s a growing concern that not enough girls are going into the science, technology, engineering, and mathematical career fields. According to numerous studies, women only make up about 24% of employees in STEM fields -which, according to feminists, is sexist, since women make up about 48% of the work force.
So we have thousands of programs, commercials, web ads, and so on trying to get girls actively involved in the STEM fields.
Oh, and don’t forget the official White House one:
I think you get the general idea. This is MASSIVE. We must do something! Immediately! While we’re at it, I’m looking for someone to help me make a video about the severely underrepresented female plumbers. After all, only 1.3% of all plumbers are female. We simply can’t rest until 48% of our plumbers are female! I will not rest until this is accomplished!
But on a serious note: I would like to take this time to discuss my oldest little sister. While I personally struggle to get a passing grade on a sixth grade math test, my sister is doing advanced geometry, and calculus. In tenth grade, she was helping me with my college level math homework.
After almost four years of thinking, she’s decided to be an accountant. She’s picked her college, and her major. (and we were starting to get a little worried too: she’s graduating this year, and only just decided. She likes to cut things close).
But I don’t tell you this to brag (well, okay, maybe a little bit of bragging. She’s pretty damn smart, after all). No, I tell you this because my little sister decided to go into a mathematics field all on her own. She didn’t need celebrities, Michelle Obama, girls mags, or anyone else telling her what to do with her life. She wanted to be an accountant, she’s going to school, to be an accountant.
Interestingly, this is how boys do it too. Boys make up the other 76% of STEM fields, and yet -miraculously -they do so without commercials, celebrities, etc., shoving them towards it. They do it all on their own.
If girls want to do it… go for it. They shouldn’t need any special encouragement or programs. Hey, remember folks… girls and boys are equal, right? Well, boys don’t need special programs and encouragement. They want to do it, they do it. And girls are the same way. Despite what people think, young girls aren’t completely vapid airheads. They’re capable of making a choice all on their own, without people forcing them into something they have no interest in.
If you like it… do it. If you don’t, no amount of forcing and political correctness is going to make you enjoy it.