Dr Gijsbert Stoet talks sense about ‘encouraging’ women to study sciences and engineering

Our thanks to Paul for this story, written by a female journalist (what are the chances?). Dr Gijsbert Stoet is a Reader in Psychology at the University of Glasgow, and a rare example of an academic who dares to talk sense about gender-related matters. A link to his university web page is here.

About Mike Buchanan

I'm a men's human rights advocate, writer, and publisher. My primary focus is leading the political party I launched in 2013, Justice for Men & Boys (and the women who love them). I still work actively on two campaigns I launched in early 2012, Campaign for Merit in Business and the Anti-Feminism League. In 2014 I launched The Alternative Sexism Project, aiming to raise public understanding that the sexism faced by men and boys has far more grievous consequences than the sexism faced by women and girls.
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  • It amazes me that (supposed) scientists can continue with these sorts of programmes when to my knowledge they have been repeated since the late 1970s with only small and ephemeral success. Who was it who said insanity was doing the same thing repeatedly and expecting different results. 

    If we do have science deserts then surely the best course is to encourage all our young people to take sciences if they show interest. 

    I have to observe that the pattern in my school years, girls with a science bent taking subjects heading for medicine and allied professions , appears more or less the same now. 

    Meanwhile boys are both not achieving  as they should right from the start of school and are the vast majority of those labelled special needs, conduct problems, excluded and sent to special schools. Dr. Stoet is quite right to question the sense of priorities. He also rather succinctly sums up the reason for this myopia. 

    “His remarks were reported in the TES teachers’ journal. Dr Stoet went on to question the national focus given to girls’ struggles in subjects such as maths, when boys generally performed worse at school.”

    ‘Nobody seems to be that interested that boys have problems. We have, as human beings, a natural tendency to see women as vulnerable and needing help. But if it’s a boy who needs help, he’s responsible for himself,’ he said.