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one of my best friend is actually doing a 3 year engineering apprenticeship with EDF.

personally i just dont find it interesting so thats why im not doing anything in that field.
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(Original post by 1secondsofvamps)
one of my best friend is actually doing a 3 year engineering apprenticeship with EDF.

personally i just dont find it interesting so thats why im not doing anything in that field.
Indeed. And there are many thousands of women doing engineering degrees, just not as many as men.

Another is CompSci, which interestingly in its early days was much more balanced.




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This IQ arguement isn't the greatest, to be frank. Physicians have the highest average IQ out of any profession, that's including physicists, mathematicians, engineers, chemists - all sorts. Yet for medicine, it's pretty much 60:40 in female favour (at university level). Yes, there are more genius men than genius woman, but there are still plenty of non-genius woman that are very bright, to a degree that they would make a competent engineer. I and others have mentioned that there is a culture here, and a fair disinterest in physics A level that deters females doing engineering. Now, in other countries, such as India, many women who go to university do something like engineering or physics, disproportionally so when compared to the UK.

There are plenty of women that are smart enough to be engineers, they just lack the interest to (for whatever reason - it's difficult to conclusively state.) IQ doesn't really have much to do with it. IIRC, there are more women that men that have an IQ in the range of 110-120, so they're fairly bright. That's sufficient enough to do engineering.

The IQ argument is really only sufficient when you consider an extremely high intelligence requiring job - like professor of theoretical physics at MIT.
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