Re: Why are there fewer female than male conlangers?
- On 2013-02-12 at 23:34:06 -0200, Leonardo Castro wrote:
> 2013/2/12 Sam Stutter <samjjs89@...>:except for mathematics _ , where in my experience the gender balance
> > Compared to the literature component of my degree (2 guys in a lecture of 50 people), linguistics was quite gender balanced (15 guys in a lecture of 50).
> The closer a field of study is to an "exact science", the fewer
> females will be there. This is what should be explained.
is quite natural (~50%), but you can see a strong difference
in the further career choices: most females will either remain
in an university environment or will become teachers, males
are the ones who go out doing math in the "real world".
..  and I believe physics, but I have less experience there.
To me it looks more like a matter of socially acceptable career choice
than one related to the exactness of science.
Elena ``of Valhalla''
- On Fri, Feb 22, 2013 at 4:11 PM, DM <decadent.muffin@...> wrote:
> subconscious, and it happens really early in life. There is a book calledI'll second the recommendation. Ms. Fine reviews a number of
> Delusions of Gender by one Cordelia Fine about the process of gender
> acquisition in young children, which I can't hope to summarize in full but
> which everyone ought to read to further understand what I'm talking about.
pop-science books which have misrepresented and exaggerated the
studies on neurological and behavioral differences between males and
females, and also critiques some poorly-designed studies that don't
really prove as much as their authors claim. In short, there are very
few sex differences that are probably caused more by genetics and
neurology than by culture.