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There are some interesting points
I agree with the idea that tech careers, and all of STEM for that matter, should be presented as a creative field, as well as a one requiring logic and reasoning. As a female mathematician (in training, I'm still an undergrad) I fail to understand how logic and creativity some how became diametrically opposed ideas, but that's another issue altogether. My greater concern is why are sooooooooooooooo many people turned off by the idea of careers and academic fields that are traditionally associated with strong logic and reasoning abilities. This aversion is shared by men and women alike, though it does seem to be particularly acute in the majority of the latter. It's a bit frightening to me when I hear people almost bragging about how poor their math skills are, as if they were trying to distance themselves from a group of undesirable people, people who have become undesirable precisely *because* they have those skills. This is appalling! Some of the coolest, most interesting people I've ever met, including my S/O, are folks who are great at logic, science, and math. I just can't understand why folks run for the hills when you start waving a bit of calculus or involved algebra around. On the other hand, leaving my math notes out and open on the table at school does tend to ensure that if I have to get up and leave my stuff for a few minutes, no one touches it. I've actually watched people look at my things, and then screw up their faces as if they smelled something truly unpleasant, and give my work space a wide berth. Raw mathematics as a security system, who knew?
Posted by 6Wolves1Spirit