The conclusion - men are pigs. From the article, the first and foremost reason :
Overt sexism, unwanted attention and sexual harassment create hostile working conditions.
The biggest problem in our workplace between men and women was the men were concerned that by saying the wrong thing, they were going to be fired. So communications with women were very guarded. That certainly isn't a friendly situation, but completely understandable. If you don't have a reason to talk to someone who can have you fired, you probably won't.
A lack of role models for women in technical fields is discouraging. "When faculty members are looking for the next person to win a Turing Award, which is computer science's Nobel Prize, they tend to look for people like the last ones who won such awards. This usually involves looking in the mirror,” Roberts said.
Seriously? a lack of women in technical role models? Here's 90 of them http://womenshistory.about.com... Here's 90 of them http://discovermagazine.com/20...
Some random ted talks, all by female scientists:
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?... https://www.youtube.com/watch?... https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
And if you want yound ladies to have especially physically attractive role models there's always : https://science.jpl.nasa.gov/p... a physicist/Astronomer who manages to not look like the stereotype egghead.
So all I have to say, if Herr Professor hasn't found female role models to present to his students, well - that is his fault not menarepigs
His study is the typical "women are weak" model, where any negativity causes tehm to seek other careers, which presumably have no sexism and all men are perfect gentlemen.
He can rail on about his women's school model for a million years, but it won't cure the problem.
So the problem appears that if a female encounters any stereotype that she disagrees with, it completely destroys her interest.
I should come up with a list of links to copy/paste, that lot was just a quick Google search.
So - does this mean that there was something wrong with any woman who did not allow herself to be intimidated out of a science career that she was passionate about, but the passion was killed by anyone that didn't give her positivity?
I don't know specifically if you are male or female, but tell me, did you experience 100 percent positivity throughout your entire life?
Do you believe that The sexism in IT or STEM is so bad, that it is the worst field of all for such things? In the entertainment field, the Casting Couch is a real thing, where if the woman wants to acheive something, she lays whoever she is casting with. Business is rife with men and women using sex as a way to get ahead or intimidate. Law - great bolshy yarblockos! Sex and a lot of it happens, and assault is considered normal by some males.
Yet the two biggest careers we polled for were law and MBA. Law and MBA and Veterinarian were the overwhelming desired careers in our polls. STEM was usually edged out by Pop Stardom.
There is a huge disconnect going on here, with a field full of men who are for the most part some of the shyest guys on the planet, being blamed for rampant sexism, and two of the worst offending carreer paths for sexual harassment and assault being the most popular among young women. Just sayin'.
Its very convenient for some folks to blame is all on these shy guys. But it won't ever fix the problem.