people have offered many potential explanations for this discrepancy, but this ad highlights the importance of the social cues that push girls away from math and science in their earliest childhood years.
What equal access and opportunity in science means to Neil DeGrasse Tyson. "To set the scene, the (poorly posed) question is referring to comments made by former Treasury Secretary and Harvard University President Lawrence Summers, who suggested that genetic differences could explain why there are fewer girls in science....Neil deGrasse Tyson's answer is, um, out of this world."
these are both still male dominated like……….this is wrong this is not more women than men look its plain and simple wtf. Men, despite dominating STEM fields, demonstrating that they do not even have a basic grasp on math. http://imaginal.tumblr.com/post/152361585171
According to researchers in the field of giftedness, children who are gifted often demonstrate a preoccupation with “fairness” and show sensitivity toward the plight of others at an early age. These are the preschoolers who empathize with a sad playmate, the young child who soothes his distressed sibling, or the kindergartner who is outraged when a storybook character is unfairly treated. Silverman (1994) proposed that advanced moral sensitivity is an essential component of giftedness.
Black Girls Code - Our Vision: To increase the number of women of color in the digital space by empowering girls of color ages 7 to 17 to become innovators in STEM fields, leaders in their communities, and builders of their own futures through exposure to computer science and technology. South Africa, Los Angeles and Atlanta, Chicago, St. Louis, Detroit, Oakland and San Francisco.