are the only two that have lots of jobs. Art (because marketing) also has a lot of jobs.
Not a lot of jobs in the sciences, except maybe field work in ecology but that doesn’t pay much.
If Jobs are the main focus, then Tech schools are the answer, not STEAM. But University education is for a rounded population, not career focused.
Maybe it needs to change to career focused but that would virtually eliminate most subject, including most of the sciences, as jobs aren’t much there.
People’s interests change too. What’s “best”? Engineering helped towards audio engineering and music production, so it’s not like she was in the “wrong field” – just a sideways step. Still technical.
Patriarchy is more of a US issue anyway. White privilege is almost exclusively a US issue because nobody else does a generic “white” as the US does.
Not long ago, there wasn’t much room for women in music production / audio engineering *or* engineering. Boys clubs.
So, she’s still in a typically male field. Biological tendency from the OP doesn’t apply.
Apparently, hard-wired in the DNA back to prehistory and up to today and tomorrow, boys do only this, girls do only that.
It’s a dreadful notion that’s gotten propped up excessively lately. I don’t think it’s true because I’m an “exception” myself, but I don’t think I’m an exception at all.
“Do what you love” isn’t a realistic option for MOST people in most places, including the USA. Gotta make $$$. To do that, you have to fall into the fields that will take you. If you’re lucky, your training will lead into your career. But when you get back home, away from school, look around at the jobs, if you don’t have a helping hand getting into your “do what you love” choice, you take what’s available.This is not only true in University education but also for people who go to technical schools that are *supposed to* be for jobs. Sometimes, schools lie, things change.
I want to get back soon to studying http://www.danko-nikolic.com/practopoiesis/ – it takes that step beyond nature/nuture and does a decent job at tying things together. I think might like it too, as it has a lot of the elements he enjoys with his current favorite theories.One of these days I will.
I have hope still but he’s wrapped up in a way-of-thinking that is a fad with lots of youtube and social support, caught up in the trend.4
“Men hunted and woman gathered” is an oversimplification given to grade school students. Close enough for themConsensus is that early humans were egalitarian, work shared. That’s been the rule for probably 100 yrs now . Random search for hunter gather egalitarian shows up this from 1993 – – so not “modern feminists” – and I’ll go further if you need older things.
Even in grade school, in my tacky old history book with blond haired, clean shaven men, I learned that men generally did the “big hunts” while smaller men, boys, women did the smaller hunts and everybody participated somewhat in the gathering.Big hunts were uncommon, small hunting and gathering was common. I haven’t read anything much that contradicts this.