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Claims That Girls Have a 'Natural' Aversion to Physics Are Harmful

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Illustration shows two girls drawing various science-related items, including equations, formulas, and geometric shapes, in chalk on a playground

Research has found that, despite being very capable, many girls lack proportionate confidence in their math and physics abilities.

Credit: Simone Rotella

Women have contributed hugely to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). But that contribution often remains undervalued, and in the U.K., a false narrative persists that science is a boys’ subject and that girls lack the aptitude for study or work in STEM disciplines.

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