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Old 11-19-2012, 01:29 PM   #3 (permalink)
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In my day, girls were completely undervalued in the culture, and there were no expectations for them to excel in math and sciences, so often the teachers did not encourage them to. If that has turned around then hurray.

I always thought that there were too many huge life decisions at the worst time, and that probably is more true for males. The hormones and irrepressible energy, and a brain that is still developing a sense of proper perspective, would make it better for them to focus more intensely on career paths beyond the age of 21.
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