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Old 06-22-2016, 05:30 PM
 
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or other female dominated fields?

real equality is when men can do what a woman can without being made fun of..i.e a man can wear a dress in public without attracting attention.
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Old 06-22-2016, 06:04 PM
 
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Because no one cares about men.

Especially masculine ones.
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Old 06-22-2016, 06:35 PM
 
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Why is there "Physics for Humanities Majors" but not "English for Science Majors" at many colleges?
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Old 06-22-2016, 07:03 PM
 
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I know lots of male teachers. They tend to gravitate to the upper grades. It varies by district and state. The ones that skew to younger teachers generally have more male teachers. Lots of male nurses too. Times have changed. Heck, every year I usually have one or more stay at home dads as a parent of my students.
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Old 06-22-2016, 08:02 PM
 
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Men teaching young kids results in screaming about pedos. Nobody wants that.
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Old 06-22-2016, 08:46 PM
 
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People wear dresses to attract attention though...
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:30 PM
 
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or other female dominated fields?

real equality is when men can do what a woman can without being made fun of..i.e a man can wear a dress in public without attracting attention.
I think the push for more women in STEM is because STEM is typically more lucrative than teaching and/or considered more of a professional achievement. I would imagine that sanitation is male-dominated, but there isn't a big push for more women on garbage trucks because it isn't typically considered a "step up" from their other options.
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Old 06-22-2016, 10:40 PM
 
Location: Montana
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I do think the pedophilia issue is really prevalent now days. Not that it is happening (most cases involve family members and happen at home), but I think it is a stressful career when you are always worried you could be accused of something.

It is a real shame, because I think especially at younger levels, a lot of boys would do well with a male teacher since their learning style is so different to female learning styles at that age (and behavior), and female teachers often do not accommodate this well.

In terms of STEM, I actually think it is a good thing to emphasize this. There is a lot of whining about how women don't make as much as men, but very little realization when it comes to the fact that more often women (especially with advanced degrees) decide to work part-time or quit after having children, and that women are reticent to negotiate for better pay and benefits.
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Old 06-23-2016, 07:53 AM
 
Location: North Texas
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I think the push for more women in STEM is because STEM is typically more lucrative than teaching and/or considered more of a professional achievement. I would imagine that sanitation is male-dominated, but there isn't a big push for more women on garbage trucks because it isn't typically considered a "step up" from their other options.
I agree. I've never seen a female sanitation worker.

Full disclosure: White female over 40 I.T. person.
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Old 06-23-2016, 08:33 AM
 
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STEM is more lucrative than teaching/education, so it's a goal to gravitate towards. As mentioned before, there are men in education, but they tend to be educators in high school and above. Probably because of the pedophile thing, and that women are seen more as nurturers compared to men.
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