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The STEM career gender-equality paradox

You might imagine that more women would enter STEM careers in fairer societies, but research shows the opposite. While boys and girls are broadly similar in their scientific ability, girls in more gender equal societies take self-actualising career choices rather than the pragmatic choices of their peers in less fair countries.

There is still work to be done, for example telling stories where the hero is female. Books such as Good-Night Stories for Rebel Girls show girls they can be anything they want; but will they choose STEM?

Maybe a Muse could help too.

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