Statistics say it: girls are more successful in science than boys. And yet, very few pursue higher studies in basic science, techniques, computer science… Why, with equal skills, are they only 30% in engineering schools and barely 10% in the digital sector? Because prejudices die hard! Girls have “more difficulty to evaluate themselves positively” than boys, according to Pascal Huguet, director of research at the CNRS. An experiment shows it: when girls are tested for their ability to evaluate their drawing skills, they do better than boys. If they are given the same test but told that their geometry skills will be checked, their results are not as good. The brain does not have sex: it is only full of prejudices. It’s up to you to drive them away, because science needs your talent!
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