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why do universities favor girls over boys?

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    undoubtedly institutionalised sexism exists. why is there such a huge push to get girls into stem subjects? it should be whoever is best. for example girls have a 1/3rd chance of getting into Cambridge studying mechanicical, chemical, design engineering compared to boys who have a 1/10 chance. thats ridiculous is it not? i acknowledge in general girls work harder in recent years thus take up more uni places but there is no push for boys. we are getting left behind. everything is done just to push girls. I want to apply to oxbridge next year for maths (resitting) but then i feel hopeless knowing that girls with much lower grades have a much better chance of getting in

    There's a push for girls to go to uni and apply for more STEM subjects because a gap eixists, but unis don't prefer girls with lower grades over boys with higher grades. The application process is the same for everyone.

    There's a push to get girls into stem subjects because currently a lot of girls that might otherwise have been interested in a stem career are put off by the lack of other girls doing the same subjects and there are a lack of female role models. In addition, universities and employers want the best people, and it follows that 50% of those people are female. If girls aren't encouraged into stem subjects, everyone misses out.
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