STEM Careers Statistics: Women and Men are Equal

STEM Careers Statistics: Women and Men are Equal

Even if we’re living in the XXI century, many women still have to prove themselves in front of men and also work twice as hard in order to achieve the same things as men but with less effort. It may not sound like 2017 at all, but unfortunately, we’re still facing sexism problems.

One of these problems is women having STEM careers and the fact that working in these environments make women lose their feminine side. STEM is the abbreviation from “science, technology, engineering and mathematics. The worst thing is that even women began to think that by themselves.

Fortunately, there is something that is trying so bad to change their minds and make them embrace STEM careers, namely the National Science Foundation, which wants to open their eyes.

But how is National Science Foundation doing that?

First of all, with promoting statistics results. It appears that women aren’t outnumbered when it comes to careers like mathematics and different types of sciences. The only careers that involve more than 50% men employees are computer science and engineering. Moreover, the psychology careers involve more women employees than men (78%), and in bioscience 40%.

Another thing general statement that is false is the fact that women have a lower IQ than men and this is why they shouldn’t have STEM careers. An additional problem would be women’s trust in their own power and self esteem. They think men make more money because they deserve it, when, in fact, believing more in their inner forces and perseverance could make women earn as much money as men.

Even though defying the general statements and proving them wrong is very difficult and tiring, women should keep on fighting because men and women are actually pretty much alike. When good work is done it shouldn’t matter if a man or a woman has done it.


Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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