Parity as a Goal Sparks Bitter Battle

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Science  21 Jul 2000:
Vol. 289, Issue 5478, pp. 380
DOI: 10.1126/science.289.5478.380

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A small group of contrarian scholars believes that the main reason for the dearth of women in engineering and physical sciences is that females by nature are more interested in people-oriented professions. And they don't see this as a problem that needs fixing. Mainstream activists acknowledge the differences but attribute them to cultural factors.