Pondering the “Gender Gap”

A few weeks ago a coworker and fellow Blogger, Michele, passed an article to me that discussed if differences in gender-science stereotypes could predict gender-based differences in achievement in science and math (1). When I read the title, I have to admit that a part of me cringed. You see, for the longest time I didn’t know there was a gender gap. I didn’t know that as a girl I wasn’t supposed to do well in science or math, and I hate feeling like I have missed something, even a potentially career-altering gender stereotype. Continue reading