I don't want to slow down the engine that is promoting improved access for girls and women in science and technology. But Stoet and Geary's data actually beg for answers about educating the low achievers.
I am nearly 50 and I just had my first manicure and painted my nails fire engine red. Why have I resisted this feminine ritual for so long? It is rooted in my personal ideals of gender and my inner need to prove that women are just as tough as men -- no well-manicured hands are going to keep me down.