Yes it is a shame that women are discouraged from STEM subjects.
That's not true at all. Western governments and schools have been falling over themselves and throwing money around left, right and center for this latest feminist concocted affirmative action craze.
So it's not a lack of encouragement from society but rather very simply and unsurprisingly a complete lack of interest from fawned-over females.Ambassador Opens Lean in Stem Conference in Warsaw
"An important element of the STEM debate is a call to increase the participation of girls and women in STEM education and activity. Unfortunately, many girls lose interest in science too early in their education.
However, a female lawyer, for example, would obviously deserve to be paid the same for doing the same job as a man...
Another feminist canard to try to secure even more costly privileges in society for themselves.
Equal pay has been on the EU books since 1957:
"Equal pay for equal work is one of the European Union's founding principles, embedded in the Treaties since 1957. Article 157 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union provides that each Member State shall ensure that the principle of equal pay for male and female workers for equal work or work of equal value is applied."
So the challenge is for you to show where females, particularly female lawyers, are getting paid less than their exact
male counterparts. So no, don't bother with the overplayed feminist sleight of hand trick of comparing a male lawyer involved in corporate law on an international scale to a female lawyer churning out bog standard letting agreements in a sleepy suburb and then whining there is a gender pay gap in the same career field.
And you need to be honest and admit that women (most of them actually) take a lot more time off from work than men do. Even in countries with universal health care and paid maternity leave.
Face it, no company or country can afford for women to occupy positions at any level of an economy and then pay them to sit at home most of the time.
That's not equality. That's the unsustainable and demented mentality of female entitlement.