A reader of my blog pointed me to an article in which some leftist laments that girls’ magazines teach girls how to look pretty, while boy’s magazines encourage them to use their brain and get good careers. He writes that they should put some geeky teenage girls on the cover. Apparently, in that version of utopia teenage girls walk past the section with stuffed bras in the clothing store. Instead of taking a load of cum from Joe Jock, they are supposed to take a load of AP classes in high school so that they can finish their engineering degrees faster.
There is only one problem: the brains of girls and boys are different. Boys want to explore, analyze, learn. Well, at least the geeky boys want that. The very few geeky girls may want to do that to, due to their comparatively high levels of testosterone, but those are a minority. There is a lot more money to be made in targeting image-conscious girls than the few geeky ones, because those normally seek out materials that are allegedly for guys anyway. After all, it’s not that mathematics and science are discriminatory. If boys want to learn mathematics, they have to make an effort, and the same is true for girls. If anything, maths and the sciences are “gender neutral”.
Here is another reason why you won’t find many girls bothering with serious subjects: they may have a high-paying alternative. Who of the following two hypothetical characters do you think is better off?
1) Hard-working Erica who went into engineering and didn’t even need to pull the equality card to land a job at a top tech company. She’s not very feminine, but she is “crushing code” and downing Mountain Dew like the best of them.
2) Cute Cindy who is not at all stupid, but figured out that her femininity is a benefit. Thus, she worked hard to get into a good college, but picked a less demanding major. Thus, she had plenty of time to play sports, have a generally active student life, and eventually meet Jim. Jim is not a stud, but a nice guy with excellent earning potential — maybe he’s one of the dudes working in the same cubicle farm as Erica. Jim doesn’t meet a lot of hot girls at work, if any, but he pulls down $250k a year, including performance bonus and stock bonus. Meanwhile, Cindy raises their kids, works part-time, and helps her husband getting rid of all that money.
I would say that Cindy is by far better off than Erica. Of course, if Cindy were extremely good-looking, she would have access to the absolutely best-paid career path for women: being a trophy wife. In any case, every woman who is not deformed only needs to work on her appearance and demeanor. It seems that the bar is very low nowadays: as long as they are neither fat nor a bitch they can get a decent husband. Of course, a prerequisite is that their brains haven’t been infected with feminist and socialist thoughts.