Professor: Lack of Evidence to Prove Sexism Creates Gender Gap in STEM

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Numbers don’t lie; there is ‘no evidence’ of sexism creating the gender gap in STEM fields:

Dr. Lee Jussim, a professor at Rutgers University, explored the issue in an article published last week in Psychology Today, explaining that girls with strong math and science skills also tend to have high verbal skills, giving them access to a wide variety of potential career options.

Further, he says that because girls tend to prefer working with people, as opposed to working with objects or numbers (a male preference), women tend to pursue different career paths than do men.

This results in a gender disparity in many fields (such as in information technology or coding), but while the mainstream media may blame “gender discrimination” or “sexism,” Jussim told Campus Reform that there’s scant evidence to prove this connection.