Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol43 Issue71 28 May–1 June 2018

IOP have just released a new report, "Why Not Physics?" regarding girls' uptake of Physics at the senior level of high school.....

Sometimes it is the idle comments that have the deepest effect in discouraging girls from taking physics to a higher level. An ill-judged quip that girls “can’t” do maths, or physics is “too hard”, can lead to girls making life-changing decisions that alter the subjects they study or the career they pursue. Women in physics are still in the minority, and this lack of visibility preserves the myth and cements the fact that physics is simply
not a subject for girls. See link for the full article.

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