Hello friends, A few days ago I have stumbled upon this article that describes among other things various experiences some women can face while majoring and working in the STEM field. Here is the link: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/06/m...few-women-in-science.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0 Now, this is unsettling and all, but I have a question related to this. What is it specifically that males tend to look down upon females for? Are they discriminated against simply for what is located between their legs and on their chests? Or is it the way in which they present themselves? I am aware people might believe in the sexual dimorphism in the brain and assume females to be inferior/less capable of complex thought, which could explain why females get "looked down" upon in college, males thinking they won't make it to see the end of their program, but it does not explain the experiences in the work field. The woman has received the degree, it should be assumed that she knows and understands what she has been taught. So, back to the question, would a woman who is more masculine than feminine face the same discrimination, or any at all? The article talks about women scientists in Italy and France wearing short skirts and such, and there is less of a problem about it. If a women wore that in America, she wouldn't be taken very seriously. So what if a woman wore button up shirts, a tie, a blazer, dress slacks, had a "masculine" hair cut and didn't wear feminine jewelery? Would she then be just as likely to get hired, receive adequate grants, and take home the same salary as a male? Sorry if this question seems obvious, but I have not worked a STEM job, and am not in school obtaining a STEM degree. (Yet). Thank you.