Based on interviews with 8 female STEM students, two professors recently concluded that "masculine" norms are to blame for the lack of female STEM graduates.
According to the professors, these masculine norms include “asking good questions,” “capacity for abstract thought and rational thought processes,” “motivation,” “independent” thinking, and a relatively low fear of failure.
This is like saying that "masculine" norms are to blame for the lack of physically strong women. All those bench presses, squats, and deadlifts require "higher" body weight, "more" muscle mass, and "testosterone." Sexism!
And, seriously, 8 interviews!?