This piece is completely inaccurate.

The variation among men and women between the Big Five personality traits has been proven consistently. A study from Stanford notes differences among the hippocampus and amygdala (they do stress this does not make one gender more competent than another).

Similar studies have noted that as gender equality is pushed in various first-world countries, the gap between men and women in certain fields grow. For example, in Scandinavian countries (where they have gone further the anyone in the strive for gender equality) the ratio of men to women is 20:1 engineers vs 20:1 women to men for nurses.

There is even research between young boys’ interest towards “thing” based toys while young girls’ were predisposed to go towards “people” based toys. This is at an extremely young age, and would not be due to any “social programming.”

This research certainly does not apply to every individual woman, but it can explain the generalized differences in outcome you see in industry between men and women. It is not an overarching patriarchy that forces women into these roles, but individual choice. These choices are not irrational either because it is found that women (on average) or more happy at work than their male counterparts.

There is no male privledge, no patriarchy, and no systemic sexism. Men have much higher homelessness rates, suicide rates, and are far more likely to be a victim of violent crime. This is not to say that men are oppressed, only that differences in the generalizations between population groups exist that show benefit towards men and women.

*Sources cited in a previous piece I wrote: “No, I will not use your Pronouns”



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TEDx Speaker | HYRS Alum (Neurosurgical RA) | TKS Student | SHAD Alum | 2021 Calgary Brain Bee Winner