Why is Biology field dominated by women?

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There are too many women in A-Level biology classes and also in Life Sciences degrees women are almost always the majority.At the same time the field of engineering and technology and maths is dominated by men.I wonder why is there this tendency...
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Lol it is not.

A lot more women needs to be in the field for Biology to be truly gender-equal.
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Stereotype induced choice and a wish to not be in a field dominated by those of the other gender, I'd assume.
I'm not so sure about biology being female dominated, though.
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Most of the time in life science courses the students are around 70%-80% female
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Most of the time in life science courses the students are around 70%-80% female
I took these figures from Uniguide website
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(Original post by Ąśh)
There are too many women in A-Level biology classes and also in Life Sciences degrees women are almost always the majority.At the same time the field of engineering and technology and maths is dominated by men.I wonder why is there this tendency...
Your phrasing of 'too many women' is very bizarre, and kind of gross.
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(Original post by Ąśh)
Most of the time in life science courses the students are around 70%-80% female
What about the staff?
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Your phrasing of 'too many women' is very bizarre, and kind of gross.
Yeah yeah,whatever...😑

"Number of female students in life science courses is generally higher compared to the number of males in life science courses".

Even if I try to correct myself the idea is the same.I have just made a simple observation.
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There are too many women in A-Level biology classes and also in Life Sciences degrees women are almost always the majority.At the same time the field of engineering and technology and maths is dominated by men.I wonder why is there this tendency...
Why do you ask this question in the first place?

People today have problem with everything. 97% of women don't want to study STEM? Bad. 80% of biology students are women? Bad.

On Earth's sake! Men and women just tend to have different interests, thats all!
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Why do you ask this question in the first place?

People today have problem with everything. 97% of women don't want to study STEM? Bad. 80% of biology students are women? Bad.

On Earth's sake! Men and women just tend to have different interests, thats all!
I am asking this just for CURIOSITY!.
Have no problem with the fact that Biology students are mostly women,nor with the fact that stem degrees are mostly interested by men.It's just the awkward way that I worded the question that might seem to be like it.
I was just wondering what leads to this tendency,wondering what makes biology more interesting to women compared with other sciences.
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Stereotype induced choice and a wish to not be in a field dominated by those of the other gender, I'd assume.
I'm not so sure about biology being female dominated, though.
Seems pretty reasonable.
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I am asking this just for CURIOSITY!.
Have no problem with the fact that Biology students are mostly women,nor with the fact that stem degrees are mostly interested by men.It's just the awkward way that I worded the question that might seem to be like it.
I was just wondering what leads to this tendency,wondering what makes biology more interesting to women compared with other sciences.
I doubt a department of psychlogy could give you an accurate answer, let alone student's forum.
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Well CompSci is dominated by men.
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We need to bust myths and draw women in. One good way to do this is to teach science at the middle school level. And at the high school level as well.
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