A Problematic Patch To The Gender-Gap In STEM Fields, Not A Fix

The research should be framed entirely differently. Allowing women to skip grades and accelerate should be done anyway. But to frame it as a good fix to the problem of gender norms and the values that men have when it comes to work isn't actually foxong anything. Whether women want to have babies or not, get married or not, the underlying problem is that men are expected to work more and have less balance at home while women are expected to support that man in ways that allow him to work more. Gender gap, pay gap, skills gap... Fix the expectations (and the way women and girls are steered out of STEM fields) and you have a better fix than the patch proposed by this piece.